Bean Watch Update : April 29th

Things have been a little difficult on the Bean Watch front mainly because the lads almost got into fisticuffs.
Douglas overshot his stick by about three inches and started making out with the blinds, Hubby’s was egging him on, and Reginald was catching everyone up and taking notes!

Sorry folks, but we’ve had no choice but to put them outside and let them sort themselves out. We bedded them in with loads of lovely compost, the good news being they were holding their own and climbing up the canes on day two.

Left to right (taken today 29 April 2018):
Douglas, Reginald, The Fifth, and The Fourth which is going great guns now.

We just hope that we haven’t put them out too early, especially as the weather has changed.  The guys need your support now they are in the outside world.
I will of course keep you (com)posted.

In the meantime, the tomatoes are getting a little more confident, but their growing status is pathetic compared to Reginald and his chums. They stand about two inches tall, exceptionally weedy and thin stemmed, but we had this before so aren’t too disappointed at this stage.

Tomatoes (all un-named),  the stick is a 6 inch long tea stirrer in a barren pot!

Outside, our onions appeared to have gone AWOL, not a shoot in sight which was disappointing.
However, on closure inspection

We will be out there later in the week sorting out the stones and clay lumps to give them all a chance.

But the potatoes are flourishing and we have some pretty impressive green ‘bouquets’.

On a different note, we have new growth on all three rose bushes and the borrowed holly sprig from the woods seems to have taken root OK.

Now we just need some SUN!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Bean Watch Update : April 29th

  1. Michael says:

    Being farmers can be exhaustive work. keep tending them with lots of TLC you’ll success before you know it.

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