Thursday, 10 July 2014

Hide and seek with the beans

The GYO is going well.

 My clever tomatoes are working away. They are getting quite jungle like and I have to keep separating them from the other plants as like naughty children they are bullying my mange tout and taking over their space. I really should have marked up which are which at seedling stage still I like surprises.

Courgettes plod on - nuff said (have to hide em now else poor son is going to start giving them away...to anyone).

Mange tout are my little stars. Gently and unobtrusively they sit in their pots producing little pods. Found a huge one yesterday that bully tom had hidden and is was like a normal pea pod and beautifully sweet, unlike the flat ones I normally pick. Does that happen? Can I let the others grow like that? Mostly they just seem to get longer so I pick them.

I discovered a cluster of French beans last night. Hidden from view they had reached an Amazonian size. It is the best game of hide and seek ever with my produce and I get to eat the hiders.

Hey bonus I planted some American land cress in a tray with no drainage. Forgot about it and now have lovely peppery leaves although the compost is a green, slimey, shiny mess.


PS thanks to people who follow me and comment - you make my day x

PPS any idea what these are?

I know that's an apple.
 
The mug, apple and 2 p are my clumsy attempt at size perspective. I call them cherry plums but I think I made it up. But they are yellow with a stone, plum like, kinda bland and make the garden smell like a brewery when they drop and rot.
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Sorry, I can't help was going to suggest google but wouldn't know what to type in. It has taken us hours to get back on top of our garden having been away for a couple of weeks and now its rained so much that it is flooded at the bottom and the wind has brought some of the plants down. I am not going to assess the damage until the rain completely stops. Even the dogs would rather cross their legs than get their feet wet.

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    1. I have googled them but was not sure. Funny old weather as boiling hot here.

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  2. I THINK they are mirabella cherry plums sort of ornamental gone wild they are edible, we've got similar in the hedge up the field only ours are red - and tasteless.

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    1. phew...glad you said edible then as just ate one this morning. Will look them up. They nearly taste of something but not quite

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  3. How lovely for you growing your own, one day hopefully we can do this to, x

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  4. I think that they are the Mirabella as Simple Suffolk Smallholder says. My sister had a tree in her garden years ago and the neighbours called them mellabellas, I used them to stretch other fruit for jam as they were high in pectin.

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    1. Thanks Pam. Do you think I could make jam out of them alone without the pectin. I've never made jam you see and it needs to be idiot proof and easy for me.

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