This weekend my sister helped me transplant some fava bean sprouts to my community garden plot. At last there are green plants in my plot! I also have a nice rhubarb plant starting to sprout in the corner.
I sowed the fava beans in my home garden – half on March 18 and half on April 11, using a fava bean inoculant.
I hope they will do better for me this year than last year. Last spring, I planted them in my home garden without inoculant and they were completely overcome by aphids. Then I planted them again in the fall and they were killed by the frost before producing any beans. So far, these look good. I’ve saw some very nice fava bean crops in other plots at Rock Meadow last year, so I know it can be done.