Now the evenings are drawing in, I need to get out into the garden sharpish to get work done. As it was, after work I was upset and so work didn’t start till after eight.
There was still enough light left to clear out the old mangetout plants from the Jerusalem artichoke patch. And thus, I found a few hidden pods, which will keep us going till the pods appear on the newer plants.
I’ve been eyeing up the latest cucumber for a few days. On the vine it looked longer than once cut. I didn’t want the reside mouse to take a nibble, though, so now it was dragging on the soil, off it came. It’s still the biggest cucumber I have grown so far.
I was even more surprised by the size of the roots on the nettles by the rhubarb. No wonder nettles are good for you!
I won’t be eating any of the leaves off this one, however. They must be bitter, they certainly look it. On the other hand, nettles are growing in one of the homemade growbags in the greenhouse, so I wonder if that is why there are (as yet) no aphids in there? Not that I have seen any ladybirds, which enjoy a good meal of nettles, apparently.