|I have just harvested the rest of my mature broad beans from the legume Ecobed. I have already had a substantial harvest of juvenile beans from these plants taken a few at a time over recent weeks and cooked in their pods. |
The pile of stalks and foliage will be a welcome addition to my compost heap, but the roots have been left to decompose in the soil.
|The space occupied by the beans was cleared of debris and spent mulch immediately after harvest. The soil was covered with a 60mm layer of compost and a 75mm layer of organic sugar cane mulch. In 2 weeks when I foliar spray my edible plants again, I will temporarily remove the mulch and spray the soil with compost extract to boost microbial activity.|