Friday, November 28, 2008

First Sighting


On the left is Broad Bean 'Martoc' head above ground, sown October 14th. A new type for me but it's been around for a while, Heritage Harvest Seed lists it as a medieval variety which cooks up from dry into a brown porridge.
And on the right, Chili Peppers 'de Rata' are still hanging on in the greenhouse.

4 comments:

anne said...

What a lovely blog. I'm so happy to have found it. Diversity can be so sensual. Thanks
Anne
http://agrariangrrl.blogspot.com

MissHathorn said...

Greetings.

Jeremy said...

It really should be Martock, from the town in Somerset. I used to grow it for the HDRA, and I seem to recall that it was originally rescued from the Bishop of Bath and Wells' garden. A wonderful bean.

MissHathorn said...

Interesting. And henceforth, looking at this bean will always conjure up an image of the Baby-Eating Bishop of Bath & Wells.