I briefly popped over to The Plots today to pick some more beans.  I’d seen my Dad the other day and taken him a bag full of ‘normal’ runner beans and and another of the ‘red/purple’ French beans that I’m so fond of.Blackberries!

Luckily, getting hold of freshly picked beans at this time of year is not a problem.  Getting rid of them can be, there are so many to pick!

I noticed while there that there are still loads of blackberries that we’ll have to persuade the Plot Kids to pick this Saturday.

Runner Beans. Here you can see some of our beans down on the bottom Demonstration Plot by the driveway.  In just a few minutes, I’d picked more than three pounds of two different varieties, and tonight for dinner it will be ‘Scarlet Emperor’, and you can’t really get much fresher than that!

So tomorrow morning, I’m meeting Diane, David and hopefully Matt to plan out what we’re taking for our ‘Pizza Extravaganza’ over at ‘Sage Greenfingers’ for about 10.00.  When we’ve got all the stuff together, we ‘boys’ are going to cycle over while Diane takes her car and all the ingredients and some more fuel for the oven.

Now, I’ve never ‘fired up’ a pizza oven before, and to be honest Dear Reader, I’m more than a little nervous/excited.  Yes, I guess its something genetic about boys and fire, but more than that, its a whole step up from simply making a cooking fire for me.  I guess it’ll be a good introduction, because Diane is determined that we build one down at LEAF.

I’m maybe a little concerned that apparently they take upwards of three hours to get up to temperature (!!!), so even though we’ll arrive for about 11.00am, it may well be tea time when we can finally eat!

Anyway, not to worry.  There’s no rain forecast, so it’ll be a great day out and a marvelous chance to see old friends and see how their plots are getting on.

I’ll be sure to charge my camera and get some photos to Blog, hopefully tomorrow night.

Speak to you then!

 

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