This morning it was good…

to find that the tomatoes Gardener’s Delight are beginning to ripen.  One was ready to pick and eat, which needless to say I did.




It looks like I’ll be picking the first dwarf French beans Sprite during this coming week.  The plants are less than a foot high and the pods shown here no more than four inches long.




The sunflowers Ring  of Fire have been buzzing with bees including some noticeably big bumble bees.

The weather forecast is showing cooler temperatures, in the low 20’s C/low 70’s F, from Wednesday onwards which will be welcome, and  there may be some light rain on Thursday afternoon.


Have a good week!


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29 Responses to This morning it was good…

  1. Mark Willis says:

    Some rain would be very welcome in my garden! Mind you, the tomatoes are loving the hot sunshine…

  2. menhir1 says:

    Ring Of Fire obviously holds particular attractions for the bee drones. Worthwhile growing them for many unsung reasons and well as the obvious.

    Your harvest looks as if it will be a really desirable one.

  3. Yummy French beans and tomatoes… perfect with tuna olives and hard boiled egg

  4. Jo says:

    The best way to eat a tomato is picked straight from the vine after being warmed by the sun. It’s a hot day here again today, I’m ready for a bit of a breather.

  5. Liz says:

    No wonder you ate that tomato right away, it looks “just right”. I love green beans too, yours look just about ready to eat. The sunflower is great.
    Glad to hear your forecast is looking up!

  6. Jade says:

    That tomato looks so cute and delicious! I think I will pop it into my mouth right away too if it is in my hand.
    Happy for you that the weather would be favourable soon.
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. Nothing tastes better than a home grown tomato. Enjoy the cooler weather! X

  8. CJ says:

    Tomatoes, beans and sunflowers – perfect summer crops, and lovely to see them all doing so well for you. Have a good week Flighty. CJ xx

  9. Caro says:

    Warm, freshly picked, tomatoes are the best! I hope the sunshine last long enough to ripen my outdoor tomatoes, although some rain would be very welcome. I expect we’ll all feel rather chilly in cooler temperatures! Have a good week. Caro x

  10. Maggie Wallace says:

    We ate our first meal of broad beans (Meteor) with roast lamb today. Grown in giant pots on the deck of our caravan near Abersoch. They were delicious, I love the bitterness in broad beans. We’ve been here since May 1st and been able to water them in the hot weather. Broadies on our plot in Liverpool haven’t been so lucky, husband has been back a couple of times, more to weed and harvest (garlic and onions and some tiny potatoes) than water.

  11. My french beans died. (Yellow, dwarf, self-supporting the packet said.) As did my ordinary peas. The soil is fine and holds no moisture. My watering couldn’t keep up with the drought. I’m jealous of your Gardeners Delight. They are my favourite tomato. Only one germinated and I ended up not planting it on – for reasons I can no longer remember. It still exists . . . maybe if I tend it, it will still have a chance to produce a few fruits before the end of summer?

    • Flighty says:

      Lucy that’s a shame, on both counts. Watering has certainly been an effort the past couple of months.
      It’s worth a try if you can find the Gardener’s Delight and it has flowers on it, otherwise I wouldn’t bother. xx

  12. Chloris says:

    Lovely to harvest beans and tomatoes, the taste of summer. Some rain will be welcome, all this watering is a bore.

  13. allotment99b says:

    My dwarf beans have also been very low to the ground and the pods were quite small.

  14. snowbird says:

    I’m with Jo, you can’t beat a vine-picked, warm tomato. Good to hear your beans are ripening. Those sunflowers are marvelous, so fiery looking, obviously great for the pollinators

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