Allotment harvest 26 May

Okay, it's not the most impressive haul in the history of allotmenteering.

On the other hand, I also had the most unimpressive haul in the history of allotmenteering too. At 3am this morning, my son woke me up to tell me that the kitchen was full of ants.

And immediately I remembered that when we'd picked out the tops of the broad beans, to remove the very many blackfly eggs that we saw there, we'd also seen some ants ...

So, we brought home the tops to put in the bin and put them in the bin, and forgot about them. What I'd intended to do was tie up the binbag and put it outside for collection tonight, but it slipped my mind. And then, there they were - ants all over the kitchen like a surreal cartoon!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Thursday, May 27, 2010


Anonymous said...

god I hate getting ants in the house...must remember to leave green stuff outside until washed!!! May not be the most impressive harvest but at least you have radishes...mine have hardly done anything so I think I will be re-sowing this weekend!!

May 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Damo said...

Oh dear, we had ants in our kitchen once and it took me ages to get rid of them. Well done with the radishes.

May 29, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Tanya, this is our second radish crop of the year - Himself loves them.

Damo, I hope they didn't get to hang around long enough to settle in! As I whacked them with my trusty swatter, I reminded myself that relocated ants are (a) going to die and (b) essentially insane because they are separated from the pheromone network that guides their actions, so it's truly a mercy killing to destroy ants that have been carried away from their nest.

June 1, 2010 at 5:36 AM  
Anonymous growing beans said...

At least despite the ants, you have impressive radishes. Ants are really hard to get rid off.

May 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

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