I’ve been picking and eating sweetcorn cobs for well over a week now, and much to my relief the squirrels haven’t touched them so far even though I saw one scampering off the plot as I arrived one morning. I didn’t think that the first one I picked was ripe but it was and checked that this variety is pale yellow rather than golden.
I noticed towards the end of the week that the tomato plants were showing signs of blight so this morning I stripped them of any good fruit, then pulled the plants up and dug over the cleared ground. After a slow start they did very well.
The grapes are ripening, changing colour from green to purple, but a lot of them do have split skins. I’m still picking beans – borlotti, climbing and dwarf French, and runner.
The forecast is for dry, warm weather next week so hopefully I will be spending most mornings plotting as usual.
Have a good week!
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