Its bean a marvelous day..

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Another glorious sunny Sunday on the plot. A slightly depleted band but still busy as the bees. Just as well as there was lots to do. We try to be broadminded about weeds but they are certainly growing with enthusiasm! Luckily we were joined by 2 new volunteers, Nicola and Molly who did a fine job clearing the edges.

The broad beans are also growing apace, I am an advocate of Autumn sowing, they get a head start and only a tiny bit of black fly to be seen. No mollycoddling of plants on this plot! Give them good soil, lots of mulch and they grow strongly.

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What a harvest! Perfect for a broad bean and mint dip at the up coming Southend Food Cultures day . 

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Helen popped by on her way to Southend Soup at the Shoeburyness Hub. She gave the rhubard and chard a bit of a chop, they have been going to seed in the hot weather and this encourages new growth.

We are delighted to see how well the grape vine is growing, looking forward to some homemade wine this year.

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And then it was off home to pod that massive basket of beans for the freezer. Thinking about that homemade wine!


2 responses »

  1. We have extra and spare tomato plants if anyone wants them; otherwise they’ll go to the Rochford market on Saturday and to Writtle next Wednesday….



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