|A storm brews over Fenham|
No danger of putting up our recently purchased polytunnel up today; that might have to wait until next spring when we've got plenty of stuff to put in it. We sat out the deluge in the shed we share with our plot mate Toni (@Tonii_M) for a bit, sitting among the tomato plants drinking plasticky tasting coffee (I like coffee out a flask- it reminds me of long road trips and holidays), and keeping up with the Olympics, but eventually had to head off home til the storm passed.
Sat in the shed, we noticed that Toni's aubergine plant is fruiting which is pretty cool. The greenfly seem to love it, but the aubergines are in the post.
When not getting completely soaked, we managed to get a fair bit done. I noticed some of what I'm pretty sure is blight on our first early spuds, so we dug the rest of them up. If we were Irish, and the year was 1740, this would be pretty serious. Happily enough, neither of these is the case. There is also signs of this on our other spuds s they might need to come up soon. Gonna have to read a bit about blight and see what we can do about it. I've noticed it hitting some other people's crops quite severely. The tops of these spuds certainly didn't get composted.
We hauled up the rest of the broad bean plants. Damn shame to see them go; they're nice looking plants and they've been really productive. Sigh.
|Where once the broad beans thrived|
|A worthy foe|