Sunday, 19 July 2015
It Started With A Bang
Yesterday morning I was having a cuppa still in my dressing gown checking e-mails, Martin was pegging out the washing, the sun was shining and the birds were singing all lovely and peaceful.
Then suddenly and almighty explosion, my initial thought was Martin had fetched his shotgun and it had exploded. he came running in the house while I was frantically shouting him thinking he had been hurt.
We found this 3 bottles of Elderflower champagne had exploded there was shards of glass all over the utility room and Martin had been in there minuets before emptying the washing machine, I dread to think how he could have been injured.
That was the start of the day but it got better thank goodness
The first of the heritage tomatoes was ready for picking they are a lovely size
I am harvesting half a pound of Mange Tout every other day again another heritage variety yellow pods and a lovely purple flower
I am blanching them and freezing on trays before bagging them
The broad beans harvested this morning, loads of them from 16 plants, I don't know the variety as they were from saved seed, I have left a couple plants in with mature pods so they can finish off maturing and will be used for saved seed again, the broad beans have been trouble free, no staking and no black fly. Some of the beans will be frozen and some dried. Poddd they weighed in at 6lb
Some of the peas are ready for harvesting and I have been picking some of the french beans also courgettes are still coming thick and fast. There is beetroot and Swiss chard to be harvested today as well. No complaints from the veg garden this year, now I have some space in the raised beds I am getting in more peas, beetroot and spinach and I have some Kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli to plant out.