During the recent heat wave I managed to get myself across the field and to the allotment by 7.30 a.m. It was wonderful up there – full of birdsong and humming bugs and bees. (Note to self: must do this more often). All the vegetables were flowering full blast, and so instead of watering and weeding, I started taking photos.
The courgette (zucchini) plants had broken out into multiple suns – each one big as a dinner plate.
And then I spotted the potato flowers – I think they’re the French salad variety called ratte. (I couldn’t locate my plant label for spud leaves). Anyway aren’t they rather lovely?
Then behind the potatoes the runner bean flowers were busy making the first beans of the season (thank you bees):
And behind my polytunnel the Lark sweet corn was tasseling:
So much excitement up at the allotment, and all before breakfast. Who’d’ve thought it.
P.S. This post was inspired not only by my vegetables, but also by Jithin at Mundane Monday #69, and Jude’s edible Garden Challenge. Please visit them for more inspiration and some very excellent photography.