Friday, 6 March 2009

Sowing more Broad Beans

My visit to the Lottie last Sunday ended with the planting of some more Broad Beans - 'The Sutton', this time. Andrew sowed them actually, I watched and took pictures for posterity, oh, and wrote the label - I like to think I helped.

To start off with, Andrew had to do his favourite thing ~ roll down the top of the Multi-propose Compost bag. It's the little things in life that make him happy. Again, on his request mind, I was there to get that exclusive photo of the moment as it happened ~ he's hard not to love, aren't you sweetie!

We only did 6 pots, (we already have 8 very happy and healthy 'Aquadulce Claudia' planted in A1, as you know) but I'm interested to what this 'The Sutton' has to offer; we grew 'Aquadulce Claudia' last year and I loved them so much. While the Hubby put some compost into the pots I did the fun bit and ripped open the seed packet, I get rather excited to see what they look, feel and sound like in my hand (I'm obviously easily entertained myself!). Then, it's easy to guess what I'm going to say now.... 6 were planted, 1 per pot and then they were covered with more compost and given a darn good watering. I also told them to "grow you wee buggers'' as I am wont to do, a la Mr Titchmarsh.

Look at the packed Cold frame now! Lots of babies to coo over and worry about.....


  1. So you sow into multi-purpose. Maybe I should switch to that, it would be so much cheaper. Hmmm. I sowed Sutton's a few months ago but none came up, hope yours do better (mine were in the ground).

  2. Isn't it great to be sowing stuff again? I bloody love it. I really do. But I think it looks like we need a bigger/another cold frame...

    PS. EB- yeah, I always use multipurpose now, especially for your average brassica or legume. I would only really consider a more specialised seed compost for the more delicate things like ornamentals. We had no probs with MPC last year with our veg.

  3. I was just thinking you need a bigger cold frame.......

    Rosie x

  4. Yes! I can't find anything wrong with Aquadulce Claudia at all! I really don't want to try anything else because they are so good!


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