This afternoon brightened with lovely sunshine.We paid a quick visit to the plot between school and music lesson.The harvest is tapering off we got some some small courgettes, a few of the others had developed soft tips so were unusable maybe the cold at night is getting to them.Some more white turnips which are also coming to an end there are only a few left but we cannot complain as they have produced for weeks regulating themselves to a few every week.Sinead wanted to cut some Swiss card but I think she went for tough leaves!A handfull of runner beans which I think are ready to dig in soon as some of the smaller pods had quite big beans in them, some British Queens and carrots.
The tops of some of the carrots had a bronze shade to the foliage which is supposed to indicate carrot fly has got to them. We had carrots on 3 different beds this year,we had already pulled the first lot which were not up to much size wise ,Today I pulled all of the remaining ones from the other 2 beds and the majority of them are tiny!How can seed grown from the same packet in the same bed turn out such different sizes?I was speaking to Christy who is one of our gardening gurus on the plot and he said he has never been able to grow carrots and he has tried different ones over the years and tried everything with them to no avail. Next year it is back to the barrels for us!
The diggings of two tubers of British Queens, I took out about 5 marble sized ones, they are nice and clean apart from me putting the fork through one of them they are unblemished by blight
The seeds on the coriander, the few days of warm sunshine will dry them enough to pick before the weather breaks, fingers crossed!
Some late sweet pea on one of the plots, the bees were loving them.