Due to the activities of wildlife visitors to the garden, some of the broad beans I direct sowed last autumn will probably not produce. Fortunately, there were a few seeds left in the packet, so they have been sown in pots and are in the propagator in the shed.
I guess the propagator is unnecessary – if they would germinate outside without one. However, like a kid with a new toy I am keen to use it. Then once the bean plants have gone in the ground I will sow my tomatoes.
Having pondered not growing any this year, after blight in 2017, I can’t resist. But, thinking forward, this year I will take the fruit from the plants even if they are all green in September.
It will be hard for me to carry through with my plan, I know already. So, I need to remember how horrible it is to lose half a crop. Especially as I would like to try green tomato marmelade again, following the success a few years ago (last time there was a decent crop).
Anyway, the beans and tomatoes are about the only annuals I’m growing this year, although I might try butternut squash again. And I would like French beans.
Mm, I’d better stop there before I think of all the other vegetables I’d like!