Saturday, 9 June 2012

Rain,rain,go away!!

I have been desperate to do some work at the allotment but the weather has been so bad, and the gales we've had the last two days I was a bit weary of what damage had been done.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see there wasn't too much damage. The broad beans had taken a bashing! But were all intact just needed a bit more support with some extra canes,the runner beans are only a couple of inches out of the ground so no damage there. The onions, shallots and garlic had rocked about a bit so I gently heeled them back into place.
Peas are struggling, what with the temperature jumping about and the dreaded slugs having a "jolly ol' time" with this damp weather, Where are the hedgehogs when you really need them!! I don't think we will have too many peas to get excited about.
Lettuces are doing splendidly and so are the beetroot, although not ready yet for harvesting.
Sweetcorn small but healthy, planted leeks where we harvested some early potatoes, they are doing fine.
So I made a start with the weeding for two hours in between the heavy showers, in the end the rain made it impossible to keep working, so I cut some rhubarb, dug up potatoes and picked some lettuces.

Tonight's meal is going to be a warm chicken salad with new potatoes and a rhubarb crumble with Cornish clotted cream for pudding.