Monday, 16 July 2012
Sunday was a sunny breezy day and another rain free day. Despite the sunshine it never felt that warm in the strong breeze much more like a sunny spring day than a summer one.
On the plot it’s a case of chasing your tail with the weeds. They seem to miraculously appear as full grown weeds the minute you turn your back on them. Of course it’s also important to harvest anything that ready for picking as after all that’s the main reason for having the plot.
So with Sue spending most of the afternoon weeding I gathered in the harvest. These potatoes are looking good at the moment and once weeded the plot looked in good shape despite the awful weather this month.
The harvesting went well too. The broad beans Witkiem Manita are from plants I almost pulled up a few months ago because they didn't look as though they would ever be strong enough to grow any beans. (Note from Sue - And who was it told you not to pull them up?). Just shows what I know, as they’re producing a tasty crop of beans at a time when the only other vegetables we have ready are peas Carouby De Maussane which have enjoyed the cool wet weather this year.
Just for good measure our French beans Tendergreen are starting to produce a few flowers so it looks like we might be lucky enough to get some beans in a few weeks time.
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