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French beans

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:42

One of the best crops to grow.  It's impossible to get decent beans in the supermarket and greengrocers are not much better.  Try and track some down, even if they crop in September.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:38

sometimes they curl because they're happy!

French beans

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:28

What seed company was it?  Some sell hopeless seed at inflated prices.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:11

No the fox did not massacre them.  It's just the nature of the fox.  If you had left the bodies where they lay the fox would have come back to collect them over time.  

Having lived and worked in the country for many years, I find it hard to smile benignly on people that encourage foxes. Or badgers. 

Nettles & Butterflies

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:02

Examine the nettles and you will probably see the caterpillars or eggs.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:05

You will always find cover - at a price.  We went with Saga when we went to Australia last year.  All the other companies made everything very complicated.

Suppose to be salad but..

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:59

I think you should have harvested the leaves weeks ago.


Sorry, but the fault lies with you not the seed company. You have allowed them to grow too large.

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:55

Sorry KEF you are putting the cart before the horse.  There is always a baby courgette before pollination if it is a female flower.  The male flowers obviously have no courgette behind the flower.

Poor pollination is always a problem at the start of the season until the males and females plus pollinating insects get in sync.  If it is a good summer you will be giving courgettes to anybody that doesn't run away fast enough when they see you coming bearing a carrier bag.

Anyone for courgette and chocolate cake?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:47

I concur with Dove.  The fruit haven't been pollinated so they fall off.  This usually happens early in the season.  By the end of the season you will be getting more courgettes than you can deal with.

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:44

Blackbirds for sure.  You have to be very careful with netting and leave no gaps.  It's light very, very early in the morning; they have hours in which to prospect the gaps in your defences.

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