Wilting and other matters

I’m really pleased with the way the adzuki beans have been growing under the cloche with a kale plant. Notwithstanding, I’d had in mind to dig them in before planting out more pak choi. 

This hasn’t happened, however, as I felt too sad about saying goodbye to such luscious plants. So, I did a quick internet search to decide what to do.

It seems that adzuki beans need about four months to reach maturity. On the other hand, it is possible to eat the pods like mangetout (snow peas) and as we don’t actually like adzuki beans (hence my broadcasting sowing some of an old packet just to see what happened), I reckon I don’t need the whole four months, anyway.

Turning to less happy matters, the latest hugel bed seems to be in an unsatisfactory state. Or rather, the tomato plant and runner beans growing on it are/were decidedly unhealthy.


I think the tomato plant might have succumbed to blight and, not taking any chances, that has been moved to the municipal waste bin. If this is so, the cause of the runner bean ailment must be something else but I’m damned if I can work that one out.

Returning to a happy mode to end this post, whilst up that end of the garden I came across a lovely little strawberry

and I pulled another load of rocket, in readiness for another hugel bed and the shed in the autumn. So, the compost bin is full again after being filled up only last Friday.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Wilting and other matters

  1. Lovely update thank you for sharing Helen have a blessed day week

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