Monday, 12 August 2013

Sioux Looking Good on the Plot

The weekend weather wasn't anything special for August. We had a few brief sunny intervals but it was mostly cloudy with just some light rain early on Sunday morning.

In our plot greenhouse our tomatoes have so far remained free of the blossom end rot that has afflicted our home grown plants. On the plot Sioux, the worst affected variety in our home greenhouse, looks to be one of the best croppers. 

As far as I can make out we don’t have any tomatoes with the dreaded blossom end rot in the plot greenhouse. There’s nothing wrong with the bottoms of these Sioux.
I’d also been complaining about the lateness of our runner beans too. I was a bit surprised to find some French climbing beans Cobra ready for picking on Saturday. I was going around our angry three sisters bed rearranging the runners from the Crown Prince winter squashes which were heading for freedom over the grass paths when I spotted the beans at the very bottom of their wigwam.
Almost a kilogram in weight by the time I’d picked all the beans I could find. Not bad considering I only really found out they were ready by accident.

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

1 comment:

  1. Now that's a nice surprise! By contrast despite an early showing, tons of flowers and lots of active bees our runners have only just started cropping reliably. There are showers of flowers on the ground pointing to the culprit - wind and rain!


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