Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Raspberries and runner beans
A couple of allotment pics here - the raspberries are just starting to ripen and the runner beans are just taking off nicely. Potatoes are also ready and we've started to eat those too. Raspberries are my favourite fruit - I've got two rows but once they really ripen it takes a long time every night to pick them - even accounting for the large amount that get popped straight into DS's mouth. Usually DH and DS come down with me every night to water the plants but tonight it was just me so it took a quite a while - you aren't allowed to use a hosepipe, just watering cans filled from a water butt so you can imagine there's a lot of trotting backwards and forwards. That was one of the reasons I wanted an allotment - couldn't stand the idea of joining a gym, but I thought gardening would keep me fit and be productive at the same time. Not sure it's quite worked out like that (on the fitness side at least) but as far as I'm concerned my little oasis beats a gym any day.