Monday, April 03, 2006

Monday 3rd April - Bean Poles

Inspired by WiZer's blog, Mel and I finally had a go at constructing our own bean frame yesterday. We had forgotten how far apart we should place the supports but luckily one of the other allotment gardeners had done theirs and we sneaked up while no-one was around to have a look. The poles went up really quickly once we got going, I stuck them in and Mel tied them up at the top.

In the afternoon, Spouse paid us a site visit. Spouse is trained to inspect overhead electricity poles clad in a fluorescent yellow jacket, helmet and clipboard. Spouse's arrival on site can make grown men quiver with fear. He knows every Health & Safety/ Risk Assessment rule in the book and can quote them all. He marched up and down, poked the bamboo and glowered menacingly before proclaiming the structure a success. I nearly fainted with shock.

We then found our runner bean seeds and discovered that they should not be be planted until May. At least we know why so few of the other plots have erected bean poles.

6 comments:

Wildside Musing said...

But you are more than ready when the time comes!!!

(My, that's a nice structure you've constructed! I assume you passed the inspection?!)

Simon said...

This is HILLARIOUS!

clairesgarden said...

your beanpoles are marvellous!!

Al said...

You must have one hell of a plan for beans to fill that construction. that would take up my whole plot! brilliant!

Allotment No 21 said...

Girl Power took over hence the giant construction. Am considering purchasing a giant freezer ready for the bumper crop (fingers crossed).

Clare said...

It's going to get might windy (parp!) with all those beans!