Allotment Update

Springtime – John McKinlay

John writes  “ I always feels spring is on the way when I sow my broad beans.

2 in a 6 inch pot then top up with soil in the greenhouse or sheltered spot. When they are through about 2/3 inches I plant them out, no need for protection as they are completely hardy.” 

I find if you sow directly in the ground at this time of the year, apart from being slower to germinate, mice tend to eat them 🐁