Monday, 18 May 2009
The Mean Green Bean Machine
This is a picture of my dad's home made bean support frame. As I understand it, it is securely anchored into the ground so it won't blow away, and at the end of the summer, you can fold it flat for storage - genius! Unfortunately it is not on my allotment, but in my parents' garden. Actually I wouldn't dare put something that posh on my allotment, that would be asking for trouble.
Here is a very rare picture of me, in fact probably one of only two pictures of me, on the allotment, looks like I'm weeding the peas. Everything has grown a lot since this was taken about two weeks ago. Notice how the peas and broad beans are leaning right over in the gale force winds...
I have put up my support canes for my tomatoes, and today's mission is to get some wood to make my own bean frame. If there's time and it isn't raining I might even try and construct it. I have decided to try and plant out the runner beans before we go on holiday too. They are already outgrowing their pots.