One of the tasks was to build a bean frame.
If you click on the picture, you'll note the: neckar, blauhilde, blue lake and scarlet runner beans are all already climbing up the poles. How come? you may wonder, if she's only just build the frame. Well the beans have been in pots with a pole climbing for a while, they just had not been transferred to the ground. I am going to utilize the space under the bean pole, perhaps with lettuces or even celeriac.
Whilst keeping a watchful eye for the cabbage white butterfly, I took the netting off the brassicas. It was only briefly, so that I could do some weeding. I found some volunteer potatoes growing and just had to pull them out, as well as some borage. I decided to leave some of them in, as I know there good for the wildlife. Next to the brassicas are my broad beans and these lovely peas.
The pea leafs are beginning to take over the wig wam. Although there are some pea flowers I have yet to see peas. Beneath the pea wigwams, I have planted some beetroot. I did say I was going to use up ever bit of space I would in my 3.3 metres long by 2.3 metres raised bed. I also put in some sunflowers. Now every garden needs a sunflower to welcome them. I hope they will grow tall and strong, but right now I am protecting them from the slugs and snails.