Hi, my name is Derek Freiman and I am a gardening consultant living in Bellingham, Washington. I live a simple life with little overhead and try to be in tune with nature. Each year, I help Washingtonians dig, plan, and grow wonderful gardens in their yards and lots. If you know someone who wants to eater fresher, healthier food, I can help them create a plan and implement it so you can achieve those goals!
Well, with the weather clearing a bit here in the Northwest, it was a real good day to log some hours in the garden. Just a reminder that you can still get in on the Derek Freiman garden package for 2013.
Okay, now, back to the events of the day - with photos!
I spent a few hours cleaning things up and weeding before I could plant.
Like marking my territory!
This is where I planted each of the fava beans today - each one was planted about 2' apart.
I know it is hard to tell from this photo, but the bed is 45' long.
The nice thing about planting fava beans is that they come up pretty quick. IF you plant them in March, you can harvest by July 1 if not sooner, depending on the weather. Then you can put them up - freezing is best.
Then follow them with another summer crop, depending on when these come out, I will be able to come back with squash, pumpkin, or basil - something like that.