Beans and rhubarb

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    At last... first pickings of runner beans for dinner and third harvest from my rhubarb this year for rhubarb crumble for tea....life is good.[​IMG]
     
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      That rhubarb looks heavenly Capney,
      bon appetite,
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        Nothing nicer than rhubarb crumble :blue thumb:
         
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          We had about half of that. It needed ten large teaspoons of sugar. W e are both on a high at the moment..!
           
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            Cor Runner Beans, how come you've managed to get them before me - are you not suffering from this mini ice-age we are getting down south?
             
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              A bit of skill and a lot of luck John. They are against the back wall of my garage facing south and are well sheltered. I reckon they are late this year..!
               
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                I was going to post about Runners. I only have a few plants growing up a 'wigwam', and they still haven't reached the top, got flowers though. So, it's not just me then?
                 
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                  I must be one of the lucky ones as I've also just picked a nice first crop of runners, Cobra - surprised they are this far forward as bought from nursery and plonked in wigwam style in spring.
                  And a bumper crop of rhubarb which I've been picking for months it seems, have a lot at the moment so gearing up for jam making.

                  Agree though things are haphazard this year.
                   
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                    I've had three lots of French beans so far, but my runners are really looking sad! They are just at the top of the wigwams but hardly any flowers :sad:, it's a really difficult year for veg I think!
                    My rhubarb has been quite good but again I've had better years.
                    My carrots are still so small we've not had any to eat so far.....but I won't give up they will all catch up I'm sure! :dbgrtmb:
                     
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                      I've got one runner bean now at eating size, and a few others not far behind. Mine have been covered in blackfly for weeks, sapping their energy. I keep spraying with soap but they just come back for more!
                       
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                        Guess you have some nice clean greenfly there John.....sorry..shall I get me coat.
                         
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