I hope this is going to work and not come crashing down on my head. I’ve tied string to the top of the wigwam (you might need to click on the picture and enlarge to see the wigwam) and I’m encouraging runners beans to work their way along the string. It’s all a bit slow but we’ve had a couple of days of good rain so perhaps it will take off. If it works I might increase the lines next year. To be honest this plot is baked from morning till night so a bit of shade would not go amiss. In Moulin I saw someone growing runner beans in a window box from their upper floor windows – the beans went down sting rather than up. I suppose they just had to put the string up to harvest plus it looked very effective.
The dark ‘earth’ is rotted manure that will stay on top till spring when I’ll either dig it in or try the no dig method – not sure yet. I think I’ll have to see what it’s like after the winter. I’ve sown seeds where I’ve removed potatoes etc but not much has appeared yet. Golden Nugget squashes are doing well and if they taste as good as they are preforming I think they’ll be going in next year. Masses of grapes on the vine but they have a lot of plumping up to do before they are edible. We’ve been eating the two tone lettuce at the front for weeks I just keeping thinning and it keeps filling up. Cannot believe it will be August in a couple of days I’m sure gardeners’ years go by quicker!