Morning, everyone. The weather was so variable yesterday. We had sun, rain, wind . . . and some more rain overnight. Today is supposed to be 'light cloud and a fresh breeze' and the breeze certainly is fresh as I discovered when I went to get today's stuff out of the freezer. Brrrr.
First beans and first potatoes. This is a third of what we picked/dug up as it was shared between me, Beth and Alex. The beans are pretty small and maybe we should have left them a bit longer but . . .
So this evening it's salmon, broad beans, new potatoes and some other veg of some kind (most likely broccoli). Couldn't have it last night as dinner was already prepared before I went to the allotment.
The corn is shooting up, as are the runners, the sunflowers have buds, the tomatoes have flowers, there's one cucumber to pick soon, the squashes have now decided to stay around and are starting to spread and we have three little (VERY little) yellow courgettes. You'd not know they were there except that they are yellow so show up, unlike below the male flowers!
And lots and lots of weeds - although fewer weeds than yesterday morning! We fight back!
However - oh, dear.
Just too much fruit. Shame but there you go. It's still partly attached so we'll leave it there and see. We can deal with it later on in the year.
We were cut short by some heavy rain but, despite the rain we've been having over the weekend, parts of the ground were pretty dry. Hopefully I can go today (leaving the guttering men working) and give everything a good soaking as well as attacking more weeds.
Today, apart from a possible allotment visit, is empty as I'll need to be around most of the day - and certainly later on to pay out another highly eye-watering cheque. That's the last one though, thank goodness.
What do you have planned for today? xx
P.S. does anyone know the name of this grass, please?