Tag Archives: beans

Popping up

I got quite excited at the weekend. Shoots were starting to appear where two weeks ago I’d sown a mixture of beans by covering them with manure. Upon inspection, these shoots turned out to be nasturtiums, which are also welcome … Continue reading

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Full of beans

After mentioning yesterday the beans I had been drying in the airing cupboard, it seemed a good time to shell them in preparation for eating. In one sense, I was disappointed by the volume of food the dried beans produced … Continue reading

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Thought it was a ghost

Last night, I popped outside and whilst on the patio, a shadow past in front of me. I jumped. Looking round, I tried to work out how such a phenomenon could have happened naturally. Had a bat momentarily blocked the … Continue reading

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Companion planting: fennel and tomato

The gorgeous fennel appears to have been having a negative effect on the tomatoes. Continue reading

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Oh for a bigger garden!

Where was I going to plant the radishes? I did eventually find a space for them this afternoon, at the end of my rows of broad beans, but I am seriously running out of space for anything that hasn’t been … Continue reading

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