Tag Archives: french beans

20.10.39

Fine, still, sunny but not particularly warm. Finished digging the rhubarb bed, prepared the frame for dead leaves, made up a little more of the path, grubbed up the last lot of French beans. T[itley]. cannot get any stakes so … Continue reading

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6.9.39

Very hot. Rooted up first lot of French beans & dug over that patch, which will do for spring cabbage. Cut side shoots out of tomatoes. These have not done at all well. All leaf & stalk, the plants growing … Continue reading

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5.8.39.

Raining almost continuously until about 6.30pm. Parts of the day rain extremely heavy. Baldock high street said to have been flooded. Marrows swelling very rapidly. French & runner beans 3” or 4” long. Apples growing very fast. Cylinder of calor … Continue reading

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5.7.39.

Hot. A short shower in the evening. Bergamot in bud. The white chick looks bad, & the pullet which is limping no better. A few loganberries ripe enough to pick. Started creosoting henhouse. Sowed radishes, cos lettuce, parsley. E. sowed … Continue reading

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26.6.39.

Warm sunny morning. Threats of thunderstorms in afternoon but no thunder & little rain. Potatoes earthed up. Gaps filled in French bean rows with extras sown in a box in the frame when the original rows were found to have … Continue reading

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8.6.39.

Very dry, not quite so hot. Prepared another marrow-bed, this time digging it less deeply & putting on 4-inch layer of lawn-clippings. Shall compare results of this style of bed with the other. Weeded & hoed the French & runner … Continue reading

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5.6.39.

Unbearably hot. Everything is drying up. A sweet william out. Ragged robin out. Sowed peas (English wonder). Mulched tomatoes. French & runner beans have germinated very badly, so am sowing some in a box for fill-ups. New potatoes ready to … Continue reading

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