Monday, 13 July 2015
It was a nice summer’s weekend and we spent a couple of afternoons on the plot harvesting. With the change to some warmer weather strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, jostaberries, tayberries and blackcurrants have taken to ripening as you pick. Not that I’m complaining.
The better weather has also started some crops into a spurt of growth. Our outdoor tomatoes have turned from sickly, yellow weak looking specimens into something resembling tomato plants.
This is how they looked three weeks ago but the warmer weather has transformed them into the better looking tomato plants below.
However I do have some concerns regarding the rate of progress of our runner beans and climbing French beans. They don’t seem to be making much of an effort at all.
Last year on the 13 July 2014 our beans looked like this.
This year after a cold June and suffering from marauding slugs they’ve really been set back.
Perhaps a good rain would do them good as no amount of watering from the tap seems to be good enough for them.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 08:34