Jobs for this week!
Emptied out my large compost bin (mainly because it has rats living below it)
Spread some compost around the base of my two blackcurrant bushes (to deter weeds and feed them a little).
Dug in some compost in the potato patch ready for this year’s planting
Soaked some Broadbean seeds and planted them in pots
Planted another 6 cloves of garlic as the batch I planted before Christmas are now showing
I’ve not heard of soaking broad bean seeds – do you find this helps germination?
Yes – definitely. I planted some broadbeans in my cold frame a few weeks ago and they just rotted. Not one of them came up.
Maybe it’s because it’s been really wet – I don’t know. But soaking them seems to speed up the germination and therefore gives them less time to rot.
Aha! I shall try that then. I’ve already stuck a few in the ground but the nest lot shall be pre-soaked. How long do you soak them for? Overnight?
yes overnight should do it.