The spring may have been hot and dry, but June has changed all that. Cool and wet. The chilly nights haven’t slowed down the rate of growth however and the much-needed rain has come just at the right time for peas and beans which need polnety of water if they are to provide good crops.
After a very slow start and considerable problems from sparrows eating the growing tips, my peas are finally getting into their stride. Early crops sown in March are in full flower and I did eat the first peas yesterday – straight from the pod. My trial of Kew Blue are finally climbing but I fear they may not reach their full potential even though the plants of eight seeds I sowed are flowering quite freely.