The “against the odds” refers to the past winter which was the coldest around here for 60 or so years. We dropped to –18C and were well below freezing with snow lying on the ground for over a week which I covered in the previous post.
The beans were severely frosted. The exceptionally cold winter was then followed by a record breaking warm March which brought out all the insects too early and then a record breaking wet April that was also 5C below average temperature too. This resulted in a very low pollination of the fruit trees and of the beans. Most of the plants only had 2 or 3 pods on them. I still managed to harvest these:-
I’m hoping that the early spring sown row will yield a few more but even they look as though they’ve been having problems.
The sunset on the 25th was spectacular with the towering clouds being coloured glowing pink and orange. Again the camera rarely captures what the eye sees.