Sunday 21 July 2013

Harvest Day #1

Weather: cloudy, quite warm and humid, and at times the faintest spittering of misty rain.

Up to water the plot again. On the way there: early Sunday church-bells sounding over Stoke town, and I spotted an old lady out washing the red-leaded front step of her terrace house. That does still happen!

It felt rather weird to be sitting on the plot when the sun wasn't shining! The run of fine weather is turning now, and we're in for "overcast with showers, hot and humid" until it breaks in a series of big thunderstorms. But until then, the watering is still needed.

It was my first real "harvest day" today. Three strawberries; another nice bag of blackcurrants; some of last year's garlic plants which had come up unexpectedly (a bit small, but they smell nice); a load of "cut n' come again" spinach; some potatoes; and a nice big load of the first courgettes...

Should make a fine curry!

My broad beans are not large in terms of plant-size, but they're producing the bean pods which is what matters... seen here a few mornings ago...

I also did an emergency quick fix on the hole in my shed roof, ahead of thunderstorms — a square of roofing felt and two bricks to hold it down!

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