I'm trying to find something other than the wind to talk about, but it has been the theme of this past month now. It is interfering with all the usual tasks at this time of the year.
To make matters worse I finally bought a shed to replace my old broken greenhouse/shed. This should be a winter job but, hell, I saw an offer I couldn't refuse, and it is my birthday - in a few weeks time...
My 20 year old shed doesn't look too bad from this angle, despite the 'contingency woodpile' in front of it:
But from this angle:
|Shed and a half|
(That's the new shed flat pack resting inside the shell)
Back to wind. I planted out about 30 dwarf beans two weeks ago. After one week under fleece we had one calm day at the weekend - and I foolishly took the fleece off to harden the plants up. This weekend they looked like this (or worse). The wind took off the first two true leaves of every plant. This one looks like it will recover with the new growth. Quite a number have given up the ghost. Fortunately I've got plenty still sheltered at home to fill in the gaps.
|Wind damaged bean|
Back at home, and desperate to plant SOMETHING out I planted up two big tubs we have out front. Only the wind out front was worse than at the back.
At the (relatively) sheltered back, where my brick raised beds are, the salads bed is burgeoning. Its time to pick the radishes and 'asian greens' to make room for new sowings. Here's the the 'asian greens' which are all wonderfully architectural, succulant, peppery, textural, piquant, fresh and otherwise unobtainable :
And here's a bowlful of joy :
p.s. Just sorry that some of my pictures have reverted to their original orientation when uploaded. Blogger appears to be playing up something rotten lately, being logged on already when I sign in and then refusing to post my comments even on my own blog (sorry for resulting lack of response to comments) and by now all our personal details are probably in the hands of the internet pirates somewhere in cyberspace. Hope they like veg!