Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Tuesday was a cold cloudy day with the temperature just making it into double figures.
We decided on an afternoon visit to the plot despite the weather. The plot tomatoes hadn’t had any water since last Thursday so I thought they would be in need of a drink by now. As we decided to leave home we had a heavy short sharp shower but once that stopped we headed for the plot. When we arrived there was drizzle in the air and as you can see from the graph of yesterday’s temperature it was around 10°C. We decided on a quick harvesting session and I'd fit in watering the tomatoes before we left.
I started by picking some raspberries, Joan J. These had stood up to the bad weather very well but my fingers didn't stand up to picking the cold wet berries quite so well.
I finished up with a nice punnet full of raspberries. Our yellow fruiting raspberries, All Gold, hadn’t taken kindly to the weather and weren't worth picking. It was then on to apples, pears, plums, blackberries, tomatoes, beans and a cob of sweet corn to test. Finally just before we left the tomatoes got their drink.
In the end a good harvest for a cold September day.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:23