Friday, 5 July 2013

First Pods

Thursday was another so - so sort of a day with some sunny periods and once again a strong breeze at times. For the fourth time in five nights this month the overnight temperature fell into single figures including Friday morning.

We picked our first peas on Thursday. These were Meteor sown in our home greenhouse back in April. Their sowing and subsequent growing history is below.
Not a large first picking but they tasted very nice as we ate them au natural in a salad. I’d normally expect our early spring sowing of broad beans to be ready before our peas. Our Witkeim Manita have some very nice looking pods but the beans haven’t swelled up inside and will need a few more days to fill out before picking.
Also on the soon to be ready for picking list will be courgettes. Tondo Chiaro di Nizza a round variety we are growing for the first time looks like it will be ready first. A couple of days and this one should be big enough to pick. 
At last the spell of no fresh vegetables to harvest is coming to an end.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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