This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

favas are growing

fava 1 fava 2
I was concerned because my fava beans seem to be taking a long time to sprout. I planted them on April 21. That's 2 weeks ago (15 days). I dug up one seed and the good news is its doing great. A very long (4 inch?) root and a good sprout. I replanted it and checked and found that many more sprouts are about 1 cm below the surface. I should be more patient. These are in the coldest area of my garden. My guess is the soil is still only about 45 or 50F there.

Vicia faba

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