Monday, 18 April 2016
Beanpoles up 2016
Then off into the shed , where I carefully stowed away all the bits and pieces from last years beanpoles .
It's that plastic coated wire I want ,hanging on the handle . Oh it's so good to see all this stuff here again !
Then back up to the veg garden..my little friend following me . She gets so excited when I get out my garden fork .
I now tread down the earth around each pole really hard to make sure it is a good solid Cornish storm force 10 proof structure . Also it is surprising just how heavy a crop of runnerbeans can be , when in full growth and scrabbling over the top .
O.K. So the top horizontal pole is a bit wonky ..so this is not the Chelsea Flower Show !
I dug up that lovely leek with the purple leaves . I think it is a seedling from some Blue de Solaise leeks I grew last year or maybe the year before . Seeing it made me get on line and order some D'hiver de St Victor a heritage leek organic ,which is one related to it .
I do love leeks and am growing lots of them ....I know its a bit late now but I will squeeze then in and make them grow !
Next I sort out the cabbage bed ,which is at one end of the beanpoles ........
The pigeons love all brassicas ,so carefully I pull the cloche back over ......in doing so I find a couple of large snails !