Another pleasant couple of hours on the allotment this morning. There was only one other person on site. Well I say one other person, but I didn’t see them, all I saw was a car. So I’m assuming there was someone about, and that a car hadn’t just been dumped on the site? I continued where I’d left off last week with the weeding. But today was the turn of the bed where my Raspberries and Currant bushes are planted. The bind weed, which is such a bind (sorry for the pun), is trying to take over the plot. Awful stuff!! But I managed to get lots of it, and it’s roots up today. The currant bushes which I have one each of White, Red and Black are in their first year and seem to be very settled in their bed. I didn’t seem to get any fruit from the Black Currant this year, but there are a few currants on both the White and the Red.
There’s not quite enough Red Currants to make any jelly yet, but hopefully in a couple of year time there will be.
Once this bed was finished, I then moved on to taking down the French and Runner beans. They’ve all finished, and are looking rather shabby now. If you have any beans that have gone too far, then leave them on the plant to go brown. Then harvest, and dry throughly on the window sill before putting them in an envelope to store for the following year. Don’t pull the entire plant up. Cut the plants just above soil level and leave the roots in the soil as they have all sorts of goodies that will go back in the soil and help the plants the following year. The old bean plants can go in the compost heap as they break down very well. Well that was it for today. I came home had some lunch and then went to the cinema to see “Cafe Society”. Very good and funny. There were only 3 of us in Screen 3. I think my favourite line was said by the mother “First a murderer, and now a Christian. I don’t know what’s worse?”