Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Counting Beans

Pathetic I know, but from the moment I press a seed into the soil I've got my eyes peeled for the first emergent shoot.

Look! There's one - and later 2 and 3, then four, five and six. Pretty soon, with luck and fair weather, we're into double figures. Still a few gaps but, eventually even from a distance, the little seedlings can been seen as a row.

48, 49 - I'm still counting, welcoming the stragglers and hoping that the local pheasant population isn't as keen to see them as I am.

As weapons of plant destruction pheasants are up there with Agent Orange and Powys County Council's Highways gang.

4 comments:

Sally's Chateau said...

Do I detect a few little nibbles on those leaves already ?

Zoƫ said...

I get equally daft when things are sprouting .... it's such a hopeful time. I would feel equally anxious and be cross should the pheasants eat them!

Mopsa said...

All hail the broad bean!

elizabethm said...

I am just the same, inspecting every day and counting them out. My broad beans are rather more eaten than yours I think.