Tuesday, 26 June 2007

At the plot

finally today as it has not rained yet! This morning i had to look after my son Max, so he kicked around and gurgled while i watched the re-runs of 'the Larry Sanders Show' which are currently on ITV4 in the early hours. One of the best American satire shows ever produced by far, i never tire of watching it. Probably the only decent thing on the ITV network currently, waste of space that it is.

Anyway, at the plot this afternoon i picked a load of broad beans, will give away some and freeze the rest i think. Weeding as per usual, around the carrots in the seed bed which are coming along nicely, these are the Chatenay Red Core ones, and also weeded the turnips and swede.
I transplanted the spinach and chard, but was disappointed to see one of the tiny spinach plants was trying to bolt already. The variety i have used this year 'Hector F1' has been quite poor really and i'll try another next year defiantly. I also got in the remaining beans, 'Scarlet Emperor' and the french bean 'Fortex'.

It was also disappointing to see that i have still not managed to get a single courgette this year. All the ones so far have started rotting from the flower end before they reach any sort of decent size. I'm not sure why, again perhaps its the weather at the moment, certainly there has not been enough sun for them this year so far i imagine.
Looking at the Met Office website is also telling me that the weather is going to be like this for the next 2 weeks also, occasional sunny periods but mostly rain. Ho Hum.

1 comment:

Bigdougfromdorest said...

Larry Sanders. Now there is a show. Have you seen Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive? Very similar without the real cutting wit that was Gary Shandling.