The first lot of broad beans now have pods up to 3inches long although the plants are a bit battered after the recent gales. Thankfully the later sowings are not as tall and have survived the weather...so far.
With last night’s meal we had the first of this season’s cabbages. I plant them closer than recommended but pick alternate ones as spring greens, leaving the rest to heart up. I’m also making sowings of a fast-maturing calabrese to go in the gaps once all the early cabbages are harvested. That way the ground isn’t standing idle. So far the debris netting is performing its task of keeping out the cabbage whites from my brassica crop although I did find some tiny catterpillars on cauliflower seedlings in the greenhouse.