Potatoes, Beans, Sweetcorn and A Birthday

23 Apr

Our veggie plot is coming on. The potatoes have been in for a while, First Earlies, and they have been earthed up several times already. The Dwarf French Beans were part of yesterday’s purchase as were the Sweetcorns. We used to grow Sweetcorn when we lived in Yorkshire. This is our first attempt here. I’ll be planting the Sugar Snap peas tomorrow, then the brassica bed and then everything will be in there. The edible trough has Pak Choi and Lettuce seeds beginning to come through. The Nasturtiums have yet to show.  Yesterday’s 6 lettuces became 3 overnight! The slugs ate well.


William Shakespeare was born on this day, died on this day too. The Tempest is one of my favourite plays.

“O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t!”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest


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9 responses to “Potatoes, Beans, Sweetcorn and A Birthday

  1. mybeautfulthings

    April 24, 2020 at 10:08 am

    From Shiree: Hope you’re both doing ok cooped up, I love reading your blog, it gives me a real sense of calm when I’m getting stressed xxxx

  2. john zande

    April 23, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    How do you know when the spuds are ready for digging up? I planted a local potato here and it’s gone crazy, sending out arms left right and centre, but I have no idea what’s going on underground. Is there something to look for?

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 24, 2020 at 10:05 am

      I don’t know, John! This the first time we’ve grown potatoes. I’m told that when the flowers come there will be little spuds for collecting. I’ll let you know in due course. Let me know when you get produce too! 🙂

      • john zande

        April 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm

        Flowers, huh? Sounds like a good cue.

  3. utesmile

    April 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, it looks great, well the slugs had a wonderful salad party with all their friends. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 24, 2020 at 10:06 am

      Turns out it was a huge snail, now sadly(?) demised! The 3 remaining lettuces are still there and untouched this morning. 🙂

  4. commonprose

    April 23, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    How I love peering into your garden and walking with you along the lanes and admidst the flowers of Cornwall.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      Just wish you could be here in person to chat our way along the lanes taking in the scents, sounds and the beauty. xx


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