Monday, 23 August 2010
All choked up
They're about 6 feet tall and ready for a fall. I got half a dozen jerusalem artichokes from the greengrocers and slung them in the ground at the end of the plot. (I'd left rather too much space when I transplanted the rhubarb). Then I forgot about them. I think I lost a couple but the rest will provide gallons of soup this autumn. I'll chop them back at some point as the wind will blow them over, but I can't pluck up the courage to do it yet. Probably they'll blow down before I do. So, tell you what, I'll chop every second one down to 3 ft this weekend and see how they get on.
Here's the stack of climbing beans now. There's runners at each end and Barlotti beans for drying in the middle.
Here's how they started off:
And yes, Izzy, these are the beans from the experiment!
Glut on the table: