I sowed some more broadbeans yesterday. The Autumn sowing of Aquadulce just didn’t germinate. I’m not really sure why. I planted them on exactly the same day as veteran allotment holder David, and they were the same variety. Yet his all germinated and just one of mine did! I can only imagine that my soil is heavier than David’s (despite our plots being right next to each other) and that my beans rotted in the soil. So we’ll put that down to experience and start again. This time with tons of organic matter ploughed in first, and a nice early Spring variety ‘Longpod’. I’m determind to have broadbeans on the menu this year. If you have any broadbean tips please let me know. It’s the first time I’ve tried to grow them.