I was late sowing the climbing French beans but they are producing well. This is the 2nd or 3rd colander we have processed. Some eaten fresh, the rest frozen for winter:
Last year, we were eating our own tomatoes middle of July so it just shows, certainly here, how topsy turvy our weather is this year.
I may have to remove our Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree. It is not healthy, repeatedly covered in wooly aphids despite treatment. It had at least 30 apples on it but as usual, the aphids have caused most of them to fall off. The rest will follow suit soon as they look unhealthy.
Ah well, maybe time for another slight change to what we grow.
Looks as if you won't be short of beans for a day or three!ReplyDelete
Thank heavens for a freezer. We will happily eat them in winter but they can be a bit overwhelming.Delete
I envy you your bean crop. Ours did not produce at all. I think it was the heat and lack of rain.ReplyDelete
So sorry that you are going to lose your apple tree. Will you plant a different apple variety?
We grew 6 plants, 2 of three varieties. When they were planted we put a seed into each hole. I will try growing patio trees, see how they fare.Delete
I'm getting a few tomatoes but nothing like the usual flush at this time of year The runner beans are also really late; there are little beans on the plants now but they are slow growing. We need some more sunshine, don't we?ReplyDelete
I never know with beans whether they need rain or sun as every year is so different.Delete