After a week or so absence from the allotment, the second early potatoes look sad: they have blight though it hasn’t completely killed off the foliage. The spuds themselves look ok, a few holes and scab, though not as much mollusc damage than in previous years.
Having said that, molluscs have been a problem above ground – most of the french beans have been affected, though the early sowing has escaped total decimation: just a few holes in the leaves rather than chomped down to ground level. There are beans on them, but I might leave them for drying.
Only one runner bean has made it half-way up the canes, whereas on the neighbouring plot, have gone skywards and have even got harvestable beanpods on.
Broad beans have been a bit of a disaster this year what with all that chocolate spot – I saw one flower on two May sowings!
One oversize courgette as well as some beetroot, spuds and turnip accompanied the Sunday roast. Potatoes were nice – Early Rose, I believe. Another tasty variety this year was Witchills.
The squashes look pathetic, though the Crystal Lemon cucumbers look reasonable and have flowers on.
Back in the garden, while hanging out the washing, I spotted a snail. I picked it up by the shell to discover it was in the middle of laying eggs!