Broad Beans and Peas

Took out the last of the tomatoes and filled the bed with well rotted manure and planted broad bean and pea seeds.

  • Feve de Seville à long cosse (3 rows of 3)
  • Pois nain Petit Provençal (3 rows with 25cm spacing between plants)
    Bed is netted against hungry birds who like to eat the seed.

I like to plant broad beans in winter, so they have an early start in spring. Great to have them when there is not much to harvest. They tend to get covered in black aphids later in the season too.  Planting the peas is risky as very cold weather (like we had last year) will kill them off. But worth trying – easy enough to replant in spring if need be.


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