Yesterday, I spent my Saturday working. Luckily, it was a relatively fun way to spend a working day, but it wasn’t exactly how I’d volunteer to spend my Saturday 😉 So, I need to fit my entire weekend into today. I’m planning a day of domestic bliss including some marmalade making, some slow cooker action, some knitting and hopefully some time in the garden. In particular, my broad beans are growing like crazy and need to be secured so the next windy day doesn’t destroy them. Which lead me to my garden questions. I have a few I’ve been pondering in the last little while and I was wondering if you have any ideas/help/advice/comments?
:: Do you get a better crop if you plant broadbeans early and over winter them or if you wait until early spring to plant?
:: How long can I expect my lemon crop to last on the tree before it gets over ripe/rots/ferments etc?
:: My beetroot took ages to swell into useable beets this winter. And by the time they did, they were a bit tough. Is it just that it was too cold for them to grow quickly enough or am I doing something wrong?
:: In gardening books, they give dates between which it’s recommended to plant different types of vegies in your area. Are these the dates to sow seed or the dates to plant seedlings into the garden?
Thanks! Bee 🙂