When I went to the Hill on Saturday, it was good to see that all the peas and broad beans that I planted out last weekend are all looking hale and hearty - planting the peas out when a good 6" tall seems to be the way to go.
The day's task was to erect the bean 'V' with cross wires and canes and to plant out the french beans and runners. The only hitch here is that the runner beans that I sowed for me have comprehensively failed - those I've sown for mum, all up and raring to go, so I don't know what has gone on there.
Talking of failed seeds, I complained about the complete no-show of my tomato seeds a couple of weeks ago, and a friend kindly gave me half a dozen of his spare plants, As I am sure that you can guess, the very day after I picked the tomato plants up last week, every single tomato seed popped up in the compost - 4 weeks after sowing.
Back to the beans, once the frame was up and the canes in place and tied to the cross wires, I got planting.
I've left planting out the dwarf french beans on the one side of the bed so I can access the canes with the runner beans later on.
A quick drink in the clubhouse rounded off a very satisfying session - instant allotment!