Another extremely hot & humid day – although no sign of further rainstorms – so I caught the bus up to the Hill & went & reclaimed my bike from the polytunnel.
I had a look at the terrific growth of all the crops – especially the squash plants which are all sending a leading shoot out towards the ends of the beds – & saw the pea pods all swelling nicely.
I picked PEAS (newick & stephens), BROAD BEANS (barry plot 19) & dug another POTATO (dunluce).
Retired Maureen arrived & we set to on her redcurrant bushes – terrific yields on these – & we had a smashing time under the netting chatting on this & that.
We called it a day when Maureen announced it was time to go home for a Pimms, & so I have masses of jewel-like redcurrants (weighed later at 14lb!), & I sent her on her way with a bag of a couple of dozen peas, which didn’t seem like an even swap to me, but there you go.
It took quite a bit of juggling to get everything loaded on the bike & a cautious cycle ride home. It was only when I was coasting down the drive that I realised that I’d forgotten to pick any sweetpeas – so a double bunch next time, I think.