bean structure, pea weevil & asparagus

Busy busy busy… so much to do at this time of year. On the plus side, seedlings are germinating in the cold frame, broad beans established in situ, all the beds dug and fertilised – and I’ve even managed to plan what’s going where this year, a conscious discipline after the ad hoc chaos of recent years. Mind you, I doubt it will all end up as per the plan…

The bean frame is in place. Initially my Engineering Advisor said I’d built a mere ‘mechanism’. However, with the addition of diagonal bracing apparently it now qualifies to be designated a structure. So that’s good (not that the beans will care :0)

IMG_2653On the not so good side, my dear little pea seedlings (variety Marvel), sown in a length of guttering under fleece and slid tidily into place as healthy plants, have been neatly serrated by what I believe are pea weevils. Little devils. But I think the plants are sufficiently healthy to survive.
Of asparagus we will not speak except to say that even in the face of dismal sprue fronds, I can’t quite bring myself to abandon hope.

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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2 Responses to bean structure, pea weevil & asparagus

  1. Raichie says:

    Hoping the asparagus flourishes so you can lop it off with Spanish asparago knife!


  2. Best luck for the little Marvel peas.


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