Thursday, April 06, 2006

Companion Planting

The rain has stopped briefly this week but it's still a bit chilly and there was a small amount of frost on the car this morning. This worried me slightly as I wanted to move the tallest sunflowers out of the kitchen. (They are over 2ft tall!)
Karl had some floppy broad bean plants which have come from seedlings and we tried out some companion planting with maris piper potatoes below each broad bean plant. Bob Flowerdews book on organic gardening has sparked off this idea for us. We've used plastic bottles to hold them up as they can barely support themselves.
I've tested out 4 sunflowers in the greenhouse to harden them off - we'll see on friday if they kick the bucket or survive the chilly spring!

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