Germs, disease, infection


The runner beans planted at the end of July have continued to crop; well for me that we have had, so far, a mild and equable autumn.  And the carrot row is still yielding too ( the guinea pigs adore carrot tops, so there’s more than one pleased about that).  Even the yellow carrots, sown later and in a less advantageous position, are beginning to fill up their roots.

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The late sown peas, however, have succumbed to all sorts of fungus and mildew.  The plants look loathsome and the pods (for they have podded) look worse.  Top candidates for a bonfire!

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However:  ‘Just have a look’ says I to myself.  After all, there’s a reason for that tough cellulose membrane inside.  And there they were, sealed from the world and the wogglers:

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Not a grub in them.  And though some of them had become cannonballs* while I was being squeamish, they still tasted pretty good.

*The use of this expression is, of course, a testimony to the power of advertising, except that I never buy that brand because I am too tight-fisted.

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