I only seem to get out to the plot on Tues mornings lately, or else forget the camera.The sun shone this morning and it was a crisp autumn day, quite windy but a big improvement on last year when we were almost submerged.Our pumpkin is growing slower and slower! The first large one rotted away underneath and this is the next biggest one, I don't think it will become any record size over the next few weeks!
View of the plot in the sunshine,I removed most of the supports and netting from the beds where it is no longer needed so the plot looks quite bare. The fruit cage is the next one to be taken down and packed away for next year.
Harvest for today which I think is quite good for Oct! Carrots, tomatoes,leeks,beetroot,lettuce and globe artichokes, I pulled 2 of our biggest leeks which are fine as they will stay in the ground until next year, to be used as needed over the winter.Tomatoes are still ripening on the vine if a little slower as time goes on but I am not complaining.
The kids windmills and gnomes in the shelter of the shed to sit out the winter.
The tomatoes in the greenhouse.Kathryn is climbing somewhere on the Yorkshire dales and I cannot get out as often so we are inclined to forget the greenhouse still needs watering even when it is raining outside.One cucumber plant is sending out a single fruit, it may be too late for it to grow very large but we still have a few hours of sunshine every day. I am not in any hurry to pull up the plants if anything is still on them so we will wait and see what develops.
I put some Lollo Rosso plants into one of the grow bags after removing the spent tomato plants. They seem to be doing OK in the greenhouse.
I put in 2 autumn raspberry bushes during the summer, not expecting to have any fruit this year.One of the bushes has a handful of ripe fruit each time I go out and the other one is bare.
More strawberries?! I tidied up the foliage some weeks ago cutting back runners and this years leaves. The plants took off again and 4 plants are producing berries again.
I know I bought 6 plants in Aldi last year, 2 early,2 mid season and 2 late season.I cannot remember having late fruit last year but they are still going into Oct this year.Is it the warm weather we have had? They are being nibbled by slugs who are still on the prowl.
This is outside my front door one morning last week, the spiders are out in force, I wonder is this why they are associated with Hallo'een and pumpkins?!