Just half an hour or so in the mornings is enough to get a few jobs done on the allotment garden. This mornings job was to dismantle the bean poles and store them in the shed for winter. They have stood up to lots of high winds this year and remained standing through it all. It's always a sad day when a crop is finished, but the beans have done well and I have plenty in the shed drying out for next years seed.
Back at home in the greenhouse, the Broad beans that I planted in the potato sack have now come through and the Peas are making good growth
I shall be nipping out the tops soon to add to salads and helping the peas to bush out. But the surprise of the day was the Garlic that I planted at the weekend -
they are already sprouting, after three days. It just goes to prove that a little warmth can work wonders.
A little tray of sunshine - these are Calendula petals which are going into the airing cupboard for drying - don't the colours just make you want to smile.