One of the most exciting things going on in my garden this year are the special seeds I received from Joseph Simcox and the Garden Across America program. The Fingerprint Fava beans were the first to make it into the ground. I originally planted the seeds on Monday, March 30th and they started poking through the ground on Thursday, April 16th. Below you will find my pictures I took on Memorial Day, May 25th.
The plants have been growing wonderfully for me. Not a single problem, besides trying to keep the pesky weeds out of my little mini raised bed. I have 3 very healthy plants with the tallest one being right around 29 inches tall. The leaves are looking nice and green and as of now I couldn’t be happier with their progress. The weather has been great for their growth, with enough rain, not too much, with warm days and cool nights. Temperatures are heating up a bit as we will see 88 degrees later in the week but then a quick cool down the days after.
In case you were curious in the background right behind the fava beans are is German Chamomile that is about to bloom. I am growing it as a part of my companion gardening technique I am using this year (and for my wife to enjoy some tea!).
Take a little closer like at these fava beans. As you can see they are beginning to bud, so flowers are soon to follow. I like the white and black flowers that fava beans produce. They are unique and pretty. I will post again once the plants are in full bloom. Exciting times!