Sowing Broad Beans and using Manure

 

This weather
has been so glorious that there is no excuse – for anyone not working - not to
be out there in the sunshine doing jobs, planning things and moving on with the
New Year.

Get your
compost out and start sowing whatever you dare. I would suggest that you can
now sow some varieties of tomatoes, sweet peas and broad beans.
Broad Beans
Sow the
tomatoes into shallow seed trays and the broad beans and sweet peas into
something deeper like rootrainers.  Watch my video on YouTube for a step by step guide!

Cover them
both with some kind of frost protection, I often bring mine inside and put them
onto a windowsill, but a greenhouse if you have one will do the trick.

Using manure in the garden Manure must be over six months old before you use it in the garden
otherwise it is too powerful and can kill or damage plants. I put manure over
my vegetable patch and just leave it there, except where the root vegetables go
such as potatoes, carrots etc. I also put manure at the base of young trees,
roses and just about everywhere to give it all an extra natural feed. If you
don’t have manure yourself you can get it from local farmers, livery yards or
garden centres.
Lastly there
has been so much wind that I have constantly been doing a twig clear up and
fixing fallen fences. Now is a good time just to tidy up generally. The fresh
air is so good for you!
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