Getting dirty on a sunny day

Look at those filthy fingers and see the muddy knees - I have been planting beans this morning and this little person has been trailing me, picking them out of the soil.
All the green tomatoes left on the sagging vines - those that hadn't been turned into chutney - were then picked (with lots of grunting) before she carried these two back to the pram and placed them in her treat pot (fear not, I removed them before they were nibbled).
A busy morning indeed and, as I type, I am pleased to report she has been asleep for 90 minutes.

So, bean planting ... we have planted some broad beans following the folklore that if you plant them around 5 November they will be more resistant to blackfly and less likely to get blight. However, as all my books say plant them in Spring, I am doing a little experiment with half now and half then. I also finished planting the green manure (winter beans) in a couple more beds.
I am definitely more organised this year so the allotment actually looks quite good with most of the beds weeded and our big patch of burgundy chrysanthemums just coming into bloom.

Comments

Podge said…
I remember mine when they were that age (I've got three girls - aged 18, 12 & 11). Enjoy all you can with her - she'll be at school before you know it - which has it's advantages!
Vera Amos said…
I really must come see the allotment and of course Scarlett, she is so how I imagined you would have been at her age.
Katie said…
Holly had a lazy eye as well, and still wears (cute) glasses. No drama Obama. Can't belioeve you're going to be 40. You'll have to remind me when though so I can try my absolute very hardest to send you a card if not a small piece of fruit. Love to all of you,Jules

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