Last week was a bit of a down week all round as far as I was concerned. Too many minor niggles coupled with some rather indifferent weather when I wanted to go plotting meant that I was slightly unsettled for a few days.
Thankfully it’s been a rather different story this week as I’ve spent two really good mornings on the plot.
Mind you I was approaching the plot on Monday and about twenty feet away when I noticed a ring-necked parakeet merrily chomping away on one of my sunflowers. At that point it flew off and left me to find this!I’ve now dug up all the Kestrel second early potatoes and not surprisingly they’re mostly smaller than last years, but thankfully untouched by the slugs. That leaves the Desiree red maincrop ones to dig up which I’ll probably do over the weekend.
All the onions, at least eighty of them, are now at home drying off to be used over the coming months. Again these are smaller than last year being mostly between golf and tennis ball size.
I’m still picking lots of runner beans, most of which I’ve been giving to Callie and Val in the bookshop where I used to work. They’ve also had plenty of courgettes!
I’ve picked the first tomatoes which have been on the windowsill a few days to fully redden and ripen!What has really lifted my spirits this week has been the reappearence of the two robins on, and around, the plot. I’d not realised just how much I’ve missed them and to watch, and listen to, them again has been delightful.
Have a good weekend!