Against the odds, we harvested a few handfuls of broad beans a couple of weeks ago. Why against the odds ? First of all, they had no sun over winter, and then, once they finally started powering upwards in spring, they got attacked by aphids. Nasty.
The essential ingredient for winter gardening is sunlight. Do we have it in our community garden? Not really. In spite of this, we have enthusiastically planted out plenty of sun-hungry greens: spinach, silver beet, kale, broad beans and snow peas. Continue reading Winter planting #2: Leafy greens
We are about to start our winter planting.
Meg’s already put in some broad beans & the other vegies we’ll be planting are:
- english spinach
- silver beet
- purple kale
I thought it would be a good idea to find out a bit more about the conditions these vegies like, rather than just throwing them in the soil and crossing our fingers.
What have I learned from my research? Continue reading Winter planting #1: Beetroot