Yes we have had out first harvest of Broad Beans today (see pic below) just enough for our evening meal. Small and sweet they were as well. Mind, the dreaded blackfly has appeared on the beans, though not too seriously yet. However, some of the bean plants don’t look as if they will produce many bean pods – but we’ll see…
Broad Beans – on the plants
The First Harvest
The tomato plants outside the greenhouse are in flower now, so despite the weather they are still managing to grow reasonably well. Speaking of the weather, we still have showers with brief sunny intervals really more like April should have been – and it is going to get colder this week.
Tomatoes outside Greenhouse (yes they need better support)
The lettuces are about big enough to eat, or take leaves from at least. I finally managed to spend a couple of minutes in the greenhouse, so I sowed a new tray of lettuce and some basil (I did plant some before but only three seedlings appeared – and they were just big enough to put into individual pots today).
Lettuces (and some of the ‘CD bird scarer’)
We found we had visitor to our garden today – a hedgehog (we have seen evidence before – droppings – but never the animal). See picture below: