You win some.
My beans have been a bit of a mixed bag this year. The slugs devoured most of the Cobra and Blue Lake climbing French beans as soon as they were planted out, but left most of the St George runner beans and Purple Cascade climbing French beans alone. Exactly the same thing happened with my second sowing. Here, you can see which wigwams have done well, and which are rather sparcely populated.
I'm not complaining though, the plants which did manage to grow have done really well, and I'm still picking lots from them.
You lose some.
This is my entire crop of parsnips for this year, despite a few attempts at getting them to germinate.
Here you can see the bed I'd set aside for them. It shows just how few I have.
I'm just hoping that there's enough roots under the ground for Christmas dinner. Whatever I've got, they'll be savoured.
The autumn clear up has now started and I just thought I'd mention a bit of a bargain that Mick picked up in Asda. He'd been looking for a dustbin incinerator so that he could get some of the rubbish burnt and he came across this one at £15, cheaper than any he'd seen elsewhere.
How typical that he's got a bit of time to make a start on burning the rubbish this weekend, yet it's raining. Oh well, I'm sure he'll jump in to action as soon as he's able.
Don't forget, if you haven't already entered my giveaway, you've got until twelve noon on Monday the 6th of October 2014 to do so. Just leave a comment on my Mini Munch Giveaway post.
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