I also planted a couple of his broad beans, and I'm hoping that the broad beans that I loathed as a child turn out a bit nicer in adulthood. I transplanted a passionfruit from the rhubarb bed, which I'd temporarily stuck there, and also put in a few cucumbers (although I now know that cucumbers grow a little differently to how I thought - across, not up - so I may have to move them).
Just a quick note: Lost Seed are a Tasmanian company that make non-hybrid seeds (yes, something else that I learned in my course). Apparently if you want to grow things from seed the following year you're best off getting non-hybrid seeds. They've got an amazing array of weird seeds. Luckily for me they have companion planting summaries on each seed packet, listing a plant's likes and dislikes. I tried to comply, and ended up following the companion planting far more than the crop rotation. What does that say about me?
The images below show the three beds, with a weedy one in the foreground:
On the top bed, to the left, I have planted some 'Tigerella' tomato seeds. The stakes make me look a lot more optimistic than I actually am. They are simply marking the spot where I planted so that I can identify if they don't come up. Of course if they do come up, the stakes can have the joyous job of holding Tigerella, the stripey (yes!) climbing tomatoes.
Oh, I should point out, on top of the tap thingy, there is a punnet of parsley that my earlier mentioned neighbour passed over. I must remember to plant so as not to offend, for one of the major disadvantages of having a neighbour who can look down into your backyard is that they can identify if you haven't planted their carefully raised seedlings.
Next to the Tigerella are some spinach seeds, the cucumbers (to be moved), and then 2 rows of lettuce. I managed to show some restraint and only sow 2 rows, following the advice on the packet that wisely suggests staggered planting.
On the middle bed, there are (from left to right) the passionfruit plant, celery, some basil and the tomato seedlings planted a couple of weeks ago (this post actually covers about 2-3 weeks activity). Along the eastern end of the bed are sown more tomato seeds, this time 'Gardener's Delight' of the climbing variety. You can see more overenthusiastic staking.
Then on the bottom bed there are the two mystery broad bean seedlings, a heap of dwarf bean seeds (as a gift from my mum), and some cauliflower.
With the exception of the spinach, tomatoes, celery (which was disasterous!) and basil, I've not attempted to grow most of these plants before, so I'm quite excited to see what a cauliflower looks like, and I'm almost wetting myself over the Tigerellas.