First of all... this is the bottle that is in place to water the baby fig tree next summer. Look carefully and you'll see the spider that fell in there overnight. I've put a piece of wood in there now... so that he/she can use it as a ladder to climb out.These are the broad beans that I planted some time ago. After all of this rain, they have grown heaps. These look fairly healthy and should be our main supply of beans this year.
And here are the few red flowering ones. I had 12 seeds, and only six of them germinated. Not only that but they have formed skinny little plants that are flowering aready. I think the seed that I saved from last year (the black and white flowering ones above) are much more vigorous.
The flowers are beautiful... I might save some seeds eventually so that I can see whether they do better from "local seed." I will alseo keep in mind that I bought the seeds "on special" at a garden show. It may be that the vendor was getting rid of old seeds.