Life is busy. I even forgot to do my August round-up of the garden. It was all I could manage to vaguely stay on top of harvesting and processing veggies. I haven’t made any progress with getting the plots ready for winter or for preparing a new space for growing next year – something I will definitely need if the new wonderful fruit cage takes over my existing two veggie plots, but more on this in a later post.
I am currently away for work again so here are some photos of what has been happening in the garden and hopefully there will be time for a proper update at the weekend.
We have done well with the broccoli (calabrese) which has kept on and on producing. It was the first time I planted it this year and apart from the original heads we have cut side shoots repeatedly. I will grow more of this next year – might even try it from seeds rather than small plants.
Even though the evil cabbage white butterflies got to some of my cauliflowers (through slack enviromesh management – i.e. I didn’t put it back on carefully each time I cut cauliflowers or cabbages – I have learnt that this is crucial), most of the brassicass are holding their own
Carrots and celery are coming along
The green beans have finished but the borlotti are nearly ready – I love borlotti beans
Lastly the sweetcorn has done very well this year and I have discovered a new way of using it which means I am going to need to plants hundreds of seeds next year! More on this tomorrow……