The compost experiment I described earlier has been successful, apparently. These are the crops , photographed on 26th May, a few weeks after the very cold weather abated. I'll take more photos today (8th June) to add later.
The potatoes are Duke of York. I dug the first root yesterday and the crop is good quality and very tasty. They'd be a lot bigger if I waited, but patience is on vacation and I have 6 rows of potatoes altogether :)
I cut the tips off the broad beans yesterday,as a few of them had blackfly. The blackfly (and greenfly) only manage to feed off very young tender shoots, so removing the tips is a cure. I sprayed very dilute soap on the tips of the younger beans to deter greenfly.
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