Sunday 29th August 2010

Popped up to the allotment this afternoon to do more picking. All seems to be going well. Because we’ve had loads of rain it’s filtered through the soil, so digging potatoes is much easier. The runner beans have got so heavy the canes have broken and the beans have fallen over. With the strong winds that we’ve had that hasn’t helped either. I managed to prop them up, then the heavens opened, the wind whipped up and I had to make a mad dash for the car. Having sat there for 10 minutes and steamed up all the windows, the rain finally stopped and I was able to resume my picking. But all my hard work in propping up the beans had all been wasted, there they were lying on the ground again. Next year I think I’ll do wig wams, that way they support each other. Got a good haul though. I kohl rabi is about 5 inches across.

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2 Responses to Sunday 29th August 2010

  1. frazzledsugarplummum says:

    Oh dear. I can picture you struggling with beans and racing for the car to escape a drenching then coming back to see your hardwork gone again. The joys. 5″ kohl rabi…wow.

    • I should have taken a water proof down with me. I knew there would be showers in the afternoon. I guess I hoped they would miss us. Never mind, it’s not the first time I’ve had to do that, and it won’t be the last.

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