Friday, March 27, 2009
Crimson Fava Progress Report
The Crimson Flowering Favas are growing like crazy, almost like weeds! They are at least 4 times as tall as they were when I last reported on them on February 27. They are flowering like crazy, but it seems that they are only now just starting, barely starting, to set some pods.
Sprouting amongst the favas there appeared to be some weeds and I was about to start scratching them out when I remembered that I had scattered some old (2004) seeds of Golden Cornsalad there (my notes say I did that back on February 21, no wonder I forgot). Well, now I know that those seeds are still viable. Next, I'll see if the cornsalad likes to grow in the shade of the favas. I've noticed that my previous plantings of the Golden Cornsalad seem to prefer a bit of shade, but I'm not sure if it will be too shady under the favas.