This is the 50th post this year and altogether my 100th post.
The view from one end
..and the other
Winter stalwarts artechokes and leeks, with rhubarb which is the earliest to crop but still going strong nearly six months later!
This year I’ve grown: French beans and runners for eating in the pod, and Barlotti and Canadian Wonder for drying. Amongst the “dwarf” beans there was an interloper. One plant started spreading vigorously and scrambling up the cane supports. After a few attempts to nip out the growing point I rather left it and its more subdued neighbours to get on with it, figuring that it would do more harm than good to attempt to disentangle and uproot the marauding intruder. At first I thought that I’d mixed up one of my climbers with the dwarf beans. But now that the pods have appeared I can rule this out – because the pods are purple. I haven’t grown any purple podded beans for over 15 years. So the question is this a mutation a cross or a cuckoo in the nest?
Red Kidney Beans
??? Any suggestions ???
My first tomatoes are ripening - Sungold.
The Ailsa Craig, Moneymaker and Gardeners Delight have got some way to go yet. It's driving me bananas!!!
First year and already settling in nicely.
Couldn't resist this.
I was determined to grow what we eat, and as a good tabouleh requires acres of parsley. (This was more successful than my attempts to grow coriander without it running to seed)
Carrots and Parsnip
After my earlier frustrations the later sown carrots have come good under their nets when i finally plucked up the courage to lift them. I can build on the experience. The parsnips look lush and green on top. It bodes well.