Today was a different sort of day because we had rain!! I’ve not seen that wet stuff for weeks and weeks. It was rather exciting actually. But because it was drizzle it didn’t penetrate the soil, so watering was still needed. Today Robbie and I got loads done, if getting a little damp at the same time. We managed to weed another bed so it’s ready for something to now be put in, which will most probably be the Celeriac. Firstly it needs some manure, so I’ll have to contact my friend Clair for some of that. I then taught him all about side shooting Tomatoes, which considering as he’d never done it before, and it’s rather complicated to explain, he picked it up straight away. So during a bit of rather heavy drizzle we hid in the greenhouse and got that job done. As we walked to the tap to wash our hands before we had our lunch I noticed a tiny baby Pumpkin growing. I imparted more knowledge onto Robbie that not all Pumpkin flowers will produce a fruit. For those of you who don’t know it’s the female flower that has the baby, a bit like in real life (unless you’re a seahorse). I was able to show him both types of flowers so that was good. Hopefully in October it’ll be a huge pumpkin, but only time will tell.
We decided that having lunch in the car would be the most sensible thing to do. My bench was rather wet, and the thought of us both getting wet bottoms was something that neither of us wanted. We chatted about all sorts of things, and listened to music on the radio. Once we’d eaten we continued with more weeding and spreading of wood chips in various places. Then just before 1pm it really started to rain quiet hard, so we harvested a couple of Kohl Rabi and some Chard and left. We had a few bits of rubbish to take to the tip so did that before I took him home.
Hopefully the weather will be kinder tomorrow, but both Robbie and I don’t mind a bit of rain, just not too much.