The weeds and the slugs are loving this wet weather. I’m sure they are in cahoots, laughing at me behind my back, as if the rain isn’t dismal enough. Why, oh why, can’t the slugs just eat the weeds, then we’d all be happy. I guess strawberries are a bit tastier, or else we’d all be eating weeds.
Still, at least I’m not spending all my time watering and moaning about a lack of water. We do after all live in a green and pleasant land, which wouldn’t be the case if we didn’t have the rain, so I’ll say no more about it. For now.
I bought back this little harvest yesterday. Broad beans (the plants have pretty much finished now), courgettes, beetroot, spring onions, strawberries and broccoli. The broccoli has bolted, but there are some substantial spears around the outside of each main head which are fine, so I’m picking it more like sprouting broccoli. You don’t get so much from each plant, and I can see why the farmers are having problems, but for me it’s not a huge problem. I have enough plants to take a fair picking from each one. And if I cut the central tops out, they’ll continue to produce side shoots for a while.
I’m also growing sugar snap peas at home which I’ve been eating in salads with beetroot, or lightly stir fried with the broccoli and courgette, so I’m feeling quite healthy anyway. Hoping to dig up my first crop of potatoes if only the weather … oops sorry!