Sunday, June 1, 2014

Help Wanted

I like a few broad beans with my weeds.

Slow Day

 It was a very slow day in taxi-land today and gnawing away in the back of my mind was my patch of broad beans that were getting over grown with weeds. Chickweed mainly. I was thinking all this sitting around doing next to nothing and I could be home tidying up the broad beans.

Eventually I won the argument with myself, which I'm told is a good thing, packed up the cab and went home.

To cut or not to cut.

 Help Wanted

This is where you come in. While I was weeding the first row it became obvious that the main stem has grown very long and lanky and at the same time two new shoots have grown from near the base.
What I'd like to know is, would you cut the main  stem back to these new shoots, as I did on the first row and leaving the rest, or leave them as is?








Weeds be gone.







 Half weeded

And done.

I'm so glad I finished work early now. I feel like I have achieved something for the day.

Cheers for now.



Missy said...

I don't trim them. Sometimes my peas may look a bit ratty but they yield well.

Stewart Dorman said...

Thanks, Missy, I only trimmed the first row to see what difference it will make.