|Dwarf broad beans interplanted with chickweed|
Last year I had maybe four or five broad bean plants survive, which I heroically saved for seed (I got about 10 seeds...sigh). The rest are from new bought seed; I think the spring sowing was from my own saved seed actually. Let's hope it performs better this year.
|Mange tout, with pea sticks|
Because I have both the peas and broad beans starting off so early, I hope to be able to grow a catch crop of French beans and/or runner beans in their places once they finish in early summer, and then in early autumn, I will be transplanting winter brassicas after the French/runner beans are finished. I hope my timing is right, as I really don't have any space left in this bed for any more plants--I even had to sow the second batch of maincrop peas in the perennials section (it's just sprouting up now).