Friday, 5 June 2009

There's nothing like a plan coming together .....

.... and this is nothing like a plan coming together! This time of year is lovely in many respects with the veggies busting out all over, mini pea and bean pods have formed, under ripe strawberries are swelling, the swiss chard is going great guns and will be thinned today (with the thinnings going into tonight's pork stir fry) jerusalem artichokes are busily crowding out the chives and the carrot tops are big enough to withstand the cat sleeping amongst them.

But ....

There's also anxiety around whether the crops are germinating successfully or not. Some of my plants are looking decidedly wobbly. There are no out and out disasters but a couple could go either way. The courgettes are looking suspiciously stunted although they have rather encouragingly thrown up some new leaves in the last couple of days.

As you can see from the photo some of the Borlotti beans are really struggling although one is looking quite healthy. You may also notice the blue slug pellets everywhere, my soul may be organic but, unfortunately, the local gastropods are not. Every morning I'm peering out of the front window like an expectant parent to check on their progress. It's still early in the bean season so I'm hoping there's time for them to settle into their new home and start romping up the bean frame sometime soon.

1 comment:

  1. I will be on the edge of my seat now wondering if if they have settled down and start the climb to the top of the bean frame.