I’m sure that when I looked last Wednesday that there were no runner beans ready for picking however when I had another look yesterday I found that now there were!
I picked a dozen,some of which I had with my dinner today, and they were delicious!
No doubt that by next week I’ll be picking lots and be giving some to Beverley in the hardware store and Cally and Val at the bookshop.
I only sowed the seeds during the first week of June and the allotmenteer’s bible The Vegetable & Herb Expert by Dr. D.G. Hessayon says that the approximate time to picking is 12/14 weeks!
The sweetcorn are now about 6 feet tall and most have male tassels visibleat the top of the main stems.
The female silks, at the top of the cobs,have appeared on some plants but it is early days as I sowed them at the same time as the runner beans and the approximate time to picking these is 14 weeks.
My attempt to grow some cucumbers outside never got started as where I was going to grow them kept being disturbed by Fox Digger! However thanks to the generosity of Joe, who gave me the small one, and John I’m sure that I’ll be enjoying these with my cheese sandwiches and salads during the next week or two.