Fantastic beans – my Trinity 2012

My Trinity apply to the Runner Beans, Climbing Beans and Borlotti Beans…… I put them all in one whole row at bed no. 8 this year 2012….

I have constructed the beans supported frame with special care and planning….. noticed that the weather can destruct any weak workmanship in the past…. my frame was built with lots of canes and steel poles and it has stood real wonder this year…. Also the bed has been used as compost trench during the winter months…. with all the goodies underground…. the result harvest was very satisfactory….

June view…. at the beginning of June, the young beans started to move upwards….

beginning of June 12 copy

July view….. from mid of July the runner beans has taken off like true runners…. beans flowers blooming and young beans has formed….

end of July 12

August has been the busiest time to gather runner beans… they grow faster than I gather….

runner beans at Aug 12 copy

Here are the runner beans… the variety ‘Liberty’ from Bert….. another name is ‘Long as an arm’…..

Liberty runner beans 2012

Next is the climbing beans…. catching up with the runner beans……

climbing beans Aug 12 copy

‘Cobra’ the variety I planted this year…. used in lots of stir fried recipes….

cobra climbing bean 2012

Finally the Borlotti beans has appeared in August and continue forming till late September…..

Borlotti beans Sept 12 copy

Have collected lots of Borlotti beans, after drying them for a while, shelling them gave lots of pleasure…. like the jewels popping out one by one… the nature artist has painted each bean a master piece with vibrant and subtle colour all at once…. love it all….

borlotti beans harvest copy

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Height of the summer… July… year 3

Weeds are blooming and growing wild…. that is the down drill of gardening… whatever tools to use to get rid of them, you still have to kowtow hand pick them out or they’ll come back in double and treble….. But at the same time the good bits are the plants purposely planted in are doing the growing beautifully well too……

The on Growing…


All the beans included Borletto beans, Climbing beans and Runner beans are starting producing lots of beans…… the best of all and I like most is the Climbing beans… I just can’t eat enough of them…

Beans galore 1


I planted all the summer squashes included Courgettes, Patty Pan, De Nice round courgette and Lebanese together with Sweetcorns within the Beans bed, they are producing lots lots of squashes….


Spaghetti Squashes

At Bed 3, 4 and 8 I have planted in a few Spaghetti Squashes and so far they are in good growing form…. I am still figuring how to make a supporting frame to hold up squashes….

Spaghetti Squash


Lots of my Sweet Million tomato are appearing on my row of tomato plants….. Bed 13…

Tomato copy

Wild Flowers

My wild flower patch at Bed 15 is blooming, the hidden pond is now frequent visited by frogs….

WildFlower Patch


The beginning of many picking at this time of year… squashes, beans, spinach, turnips, potatoes etc. etc…… I just love to pop down to the allotment picking armful of goodies…. what a wonderful feel…..

Harvest 1

Harvest 2


After dug up all the potatoes at Bed 9 at the end of this month, we have the whole bed dug over with lots of manure…. both pathways have created and filled with new bark chips….

new pathway

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