The peas are up and climbing up the frame. The garden beds and paths between the beds are being covered in straw to suppress weeds and retain moisture in the beds. The heat is coming, in fact we've already had some pretty hot days in November.
On the other side of the pea and bean bed is another climbing frame. I've just planted the bean seeds. There are three segments of this frame and I've planted a different set of seeds in each segment: bush beans, Beans Blue Lake (my recent favourite) and a yellow bean (name escapes me, I'll update later, promise, but a favourite from childhood). The mountain of bales of straw is casting quite a long early morning shadow over this bed. Ah well, the straw isn't long for the pile, most of the bales will be used in the next few weeks.
Spring vegetables and sowing peas (Oct 2011)
Planting peas - preparing the trench (September 2011)
Bean bed - update - end of summer (February 2008)
Bean bed - early summer (December 2007)
Seed saving - beans blue lake (May 2007)
Seed saving - beans (April 2007)