5 Reasons to Grow Broad Beans

Yesterday I popped some broad bean seeds (or fava beans as they're also known) into a raised bed, just 2 rows because I'm the only one in my family who likes them. Broad bean ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ are a hardy variety which are perfect for direct sowing in autumn if the soil isn’t frozen or water-logged.  … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Grow Broad Beans

Very Late Summer Sowing

Earlier in the year I planted Zinnia in the large galvanised trough for summer colour, although they started out strong with most of the plants producing a flower, they didn't really come to much after the first flush and ended up a brown crispy mess. I would usually blame myself and look into what I … Continue reading Very Late Summer Sowing