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Monday, 8 September 2008

Bring me sunshine . . . pleeeeease!



We have four large squash, six cobs of corn, and a good harvest of beans.
Looking at the Met Office stats for August 2008 it's amazing that
we had anything at all to harvest!
"SUNSHINE: The provisional total for the month is 115.9 hours, which is 67% of the 1961-1990 average. Dullest August in series back to 1929. Previous dullest was 1954, when 123.7 hours was recorded."

7 comments:

  1. Hasn't it been grim? I'm still surprised at how many tomatoes we've had. Greenhouse that is, the allotment ones were blighted. Those beans look interesting - what variety are they?

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  2. We sure could do with a bit of sun. Your pumpkin looks a amazing, I hope you are going to paint it.

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  3. We went from spring to autumn in the blink of an eye. Hoping for some lovely autumn days. The badgers destroyed most of my sweetcorn, so it's good to see yours.

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  4. I can't believe that the figures are so poor this year. Now I know whats been wrong with me - a case of SAD in the summer!

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  5. Glad to see you managed a few squash. I've only had three courgettes from three plants - all the other females have turned yellow with cold and died. Surely that has to be some kind of courgette non-productivity record? Roll on autumn.

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  6. My veg have been rubbish this year, yours look wonderful. It is sooooo wet in our Welsh garden.

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  7. Veg Heaven - the beans are the lovely Ukrainian climbing bean 'Poletschka' from the Heritage Seed Library. I'll swap for some Lancashire Lad peas.

    Acornmoon - it's definitely worth painting!

    Threadspider - a very small sweetcorn harvest but delicious!

    Rhiannon - the lack of sun has made the summer very gloomy.

    Organic Viking - our courgettes have done much better this year, but definitely not a glut!

    Hi Samantha - welcome to PPPs! Looking at the weather reports East Anglia has got away lightly this summer compared to Wales and we've have had a few sunny days. Luckily early in the season the weather was glorious and set us up for a passable harvest.

    Celia

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