|This year's beanpoles awaiting their beans.|
Gardening books will tell you that the ideal time to sow runner beans is a week after the last frost, but since we can never tell which is the last frost, I normally wait until the first week in May and keep my fingers crossed! As a back-up, I grow some seedlings in the greenhouse to replace any that get frosted or nibbled off by mice or rabbits. This year I'm growing the varieties 'Painted Lady' and 'Scarlet Emperor'.
Speaking of rabbits, there have been no sightings of the little critters actually in the garden for a couple of weeks (plenty in the paddock though), so maybe my fencing work has done the trick? Gardener 1 - Rabbits 0 maybe?
|Not a rabbit.|
I did spot this baby blackbird sheltering in the rhubarb patch this morning though.
Post and photos Pete the Gardener