Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The greenhouse is looking pretty full at the moment with overwintering onions, garlic and shallots beginning the hardening off process. This is the first time I have grown them in pots overwinter so will be interested to see what differences there will be come July. Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' was sown by my mum on a recent visit one seed into an old toilet roll tube full of compost. These are invaluable for sowing the likes of beans and sweetcorn as the roots are guided down but the cardboard becomes week enough to allow the roots to breakout after planting. I should stress that these are not beans for show use just as an early crop of beans for the kitchen, the show beans are sown much later in the year.