We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Nip it in the bud
Just spent half an hour on the allotment to water the carrots and parsnips, using last night's bath water (don't waste a good resource!) I also nipped out the growing tips of the broad beans. Don't let them continue growing or else more of the plants energy will go into growing stalks rather than beans. Now was the time to do the nipping - the plants are about a metre high and already have a large set of flowers on them, some with beans already beginning to show.
Radish seeds were planted on Sunday. They have already germinated.