Last week was taken up with sorting out mayhem inside. Today, with a dry carpet, it was time to tackle what the wind was doing outside.
Now, this may be the tail end of what’s been happening on the other side of the Atlantic but by no means could you say the wind is remotely as damaging. It just doesn’t happen to be ideal that the runner beans have blown down or that the fleece cloche has ripped beyond use.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to prop the beans up once the wind has died down. There’s at least one more meal out of them. And the sprouts which had been under the cloche will need support. But that’s also a job for another day.
In the meantime, I’ve crammed as much biomass into the compost bin as possible. At this rate, I’ll be keeping any more in a bag until I can move the bin, which should create more room in it. The plan is to place it over the rhubarb patch once this has died down for the winter.
Not long now, probably, especially as the wind has also blown stalks off the crown. Some of them are edible, too, so a crumble is on the cards. I’d have left them on the crown to let the rhubarb feed itself but, hey, I’m not going to waste good food!