autumn elevenses at the plot

September 26, 2009 at 7:54 am 4 comments

autumn elevenses

Still snacking on raspberries, runner beans, dwarf beans and rocket to fuel me through to the next tea break.  We’ve had no rain in Gloucester for two weeks and it’s amazing how little water plants such as these need to keep producing.

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  • 1. Darla  |  September 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    They will need rain eventually.

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  September 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm

      the beans are at the end of their growing season so will get pulled out just as soon as I can get a fork in the ground!

  • 3. Peggy  |  September 26, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hi, we are also enjoying the Indian summer and the extra produce it is bringing.Our beans are still producing though a little slower, when do you decide to pull them out ?

  • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  September 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I was going to say when there are no beans left and I get round to it. Then today I spotted one of the plants in the yard has new flowers on and a few teeny pods. Unbelievable as it hasn’t been watered in 3 weeks and the last bean was picked over a month ago. So I may just leave the allotment beans in and see what happens (and give them a good water :o)


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