You could be forgiven for thinking the title of this post was a lament at the sudden change in the weather from hot and sunny to cold and drizzly. Well, cold it is but the rain is more of a fine mist.
I’d really like it to pour down to soften the soil, as I’ve got lots of jobs to do which require better soil conditions. On the other hand, with a bit of muscle I was able to get the bean poles which had been holding up the autumn-planted broad beans out of the ground.
The crop wasn’t fantastic from these plants but if you asked me would I sow broad beans in the autumn again I would say yes. The reason is simply because it is nice to see something germinating and growing in the ground in spite of it being winter.
Now, the plan is to plant out butternut squash and courgettes in this bed. This will possibly happen tomorrow – at least the butternut squash could go in but I don’t have enough cloches to go over anything else and I think the still young plants will need protection from the cold wind. I know I do!