May 20th, 2010
These are my Borlotti Beans that I sowed a while ago under cover in my coldframe. They germinated within a few days and have been happily growing ever since. They are getting a bit big now so I think it’s time to plant them out.
I’m pretty sure that the risk of frost is over and we have a good forecast for the week ahead. But I’ll keep an eye on the weather report just in case there is any freak weather – in which case I’ll throw a bit of fleece over them for the night. But they should be fine.
I’ve put up my traditional bean poles, tied together with some garden twine. And I filled the trench with half-rotted compost about a month ago so I think they’ll be very happy in their new home.
I’ve never grown Borlotti Beans before – I’ve always grown Runner Beans. I’m intrigued to see what colour the flowers are and how the red pods look against the green foliage. It will be a first for me!
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