Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Nothing beats rain.

      Over the last three or so weeks we've had more rain than I can remember since March/April last year and the veggie garden is loving it.

Everything is putting on new growth and looking very healthy.

It's a joy just walking around and taking it all in.

Here are a few photos showing the fresh new growth in my 'work' patch.



Monday, March 5, 2018

Amazing bean seeds.

I planted several different varieties of bush beans over summer and one lot had a sweet edge to them and were great eating raw.

I wanted to save some seed from them but they were so popular they kept getting picked.

Eventually, one pod with five half-sized beans got through but, because of their size, I didn’t give them much hope of germinating when I planted them.

To my amazement, all five have germinated.

Now I need to find a protected place to plant them so I can build up a good supply of seed for next summer.

I only hope Autumn is warm enough to produce some seed pods.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stewart and the bean pole.

  Recently pulled out the sweet peas and since have added compost, garden lime and a few handfuls of Rooster Booster. 

  Not much to see here but what we do have is potential. And I love potential, it's what I get excited about in the veggie garden.

  Planting the seed, waiting in anticipation for them to poke their fresh new leaves up out of the ground.

  And then more anticipation watching the vine grow and the first flowers forming and then finally, at last, the bean pod.

  Dig it in lightly.

  I’ll let it settle for a week and then plant some climbing beans for summer.

Cheers 'till next time