OK so to tell the truth - I had a really stinky fish in the fridge - ( truely, TERRIBLY stinky) so eventually dug a hole and buried it as deeply as I could and dropped handful of broad bean seeds that I had saved on top - thinking I might try a wee 'green crop' experiment.
I REALLY WANTED sweetpeas as I know they do REALLY well sown on top of barracuda and other fish species - but I had no seed for sweetpeas :(
So the crimson broad beans were the next option. :)
I also had exhibition long pods (which are more prolific) but I didn't want to waste those on a greencrop (UM - and they are STILL in the packet not planted ! Next seaon! (shall sow them late autumn / mid winter)
Anyway - became comic drawing fodder for a haiku comic class I was part of at the time. Good bonus!
AND after that - well, I didn't get down to the garden much over winter so,like the cabbages, they had to fend for themselves - was so surprised to notice them growing when I eventually got down there. Admired their tenacity, so decided to just let them grow so the bees could enjoy the flowers - bumblebees LOVE the flowers -
and really early today when I was down in the garden I noticed lots of pods...but I didnt feel like broad beans so ignored them...
but reading posts here kinda makes you start to have a hankering for this and that - so this afternoon grabbed my basket and trotted back down to the garden to harvest some nice young beans and a fresh fennel bulb to munch on ...