Friday…a small harvest!

Runner BeansHot on the heels of the last post (bit like busses, nothing for ages, then two at once!) I thought I’d share the results of a small harvest. Although I was a bit late getting the runner beans in the ground, and they were delayed by bad weather in June, I did get a small crop off my half dozen plants, competing with slugs, snails and blackfly!

But I suppose I have picked about 3 lbs over the last month. Some have been sliced, blanched and frozen, other were picked, cooked and eaten within 20 minutes – delicious and makes it worthwhile.

The garden is starting to look a bit bedraggled and the weather has turned cooler. The winter duvet has been brought out of storage, and it will soon be time to cut back the plants in the tubs and put them into storage for the winter.

I will extend the area where I grew the beans, and make sure I get next year’s plants in earlier!

Onwards and upwards!

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2 Responses to “Friday…a small harvest!”

  1. Liz on 18 Oct 2012 at 19:59 #

    Hi Peter,

    I’ve just caught up with your blog! Hope you enjoyed your harvest.

    Lots of love,
    Liz

  2. Peter on 19 Oct 2012 at 15:50 #

    Last few picked and blanched this morning! I might get a final two or three with a bit of luck! :)