an update on the favas. you may or may not remember this most recent experiment in quick hoop research. We planted them around the first week in march when we still had snow on the ground under the quick hoops, they started to come up pretty strong within about 20 days.
So now about 2 mouths later they are in bloom and setting fruit.
the favas have a really unusual looking flower – you can certainly tell it’s in the same family as peas, but it’s a bit more dramatic.
should be another month before i have any favas to eat, but that’s still weeks earlier than i am usually able to harvest any favas, and with any luck i’ll be able to beat the aphids that always seem to spoil the quality of the crop.