Well that’s that then, the leaves are falling fast from the trees, the temperatures have dropped and the first of the frosts have arrived on Plot 15C. I woke up early Wednesday morning to head up the allotment to film the Question time video over on my Youtube channel and I was greeted with glittering grass and a frozen car. As I walked to the shed with frozen toes and frozen fingers there was one thing on my mind… a nice cup of tea!
After I filmed the video I decided to harvest the borlotti beans, now the frosts have arrived it seemed pointless leaving them on the allotment. The temperatures have dropped so much that the beans won’t grow any more and the pods were starting to get a little soggy. The best idea was to pick them all, take the beans out of the pods and let them dry at home on the windowsill. I was so pleased with my harvest and amazed that my late July sowing of beans managed to produce this much. Hopefully they will dry out alright at home so that I can use the dried beans throughout Winter added to stews, curries and casseroles. In fact I’m still using the dried borlotti beans that I grew 2 years ago!