SEASONAL TIPS

If you have ambitions of matching Peter Glazebrooks 34” runner bean, (see post on giant veg) now is a great time to start a bean trench. Firstly decide where your beans will be growing next year, I use the word LIBRA to help with my crop rotation (Legumes, brassicas, roots and alliums)
Dig a trench two spades wide by about 50cm deep. Line the bottom with a thick layer of cardboard or newspapers and thoroughly soak them, follow this with grass clipping and vegetable waste. Spread it our evenly and then add back the top soil enriched with some good garden compost and a general sprinkling of fish, blood and bone. As the veg breaks down you might find the trench dips a little so be prepared to top it up before planting your beans.

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