Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn clear-up starts

 It's definitely got colder over the last few days, so it's time to clear up crops that have finished. 
In the fruit cage, the summer Raspberries have been dug up, as they are not cropping as well as they used to. We have bought some more that we expect will come next month (Nov) so now getting the ground prepared, will dig in some Manure next and cover with weed suppressant fabric.
I dug up another 2 rows of the Cara Potatoes, sadly they haven't given us a good yield this year, not sure why, except to say they flowered quite early and foliage died back too soon for the spuds to swell, they came out quite small!
I took my new truck down to the plot expecting to bring back a load of Cara spuds, but as you can see they hardly cover the bottom. But the Parsnips are looking good, a few Raspberries and the last of the Tomatoes.
As I said above, the last of the Tomatoes, we cleared the greenhouse of the toms, but left the Chillies these are 'Hungarian Hot Wax' they are looking good. 

The tomatoes growing outside the greenhouse have finished too, so with all the foliage taken out, the compost bin is getting full now, as well as kitchen waste & chicken poo, I'm hoping for a good load of home-made compost for 2016!
Despite more winter weather this week, colder & wetter! 

Today the sun came out, it was so peaceful down on the plot today, but glad we got some ground cleared, next job the bean frames & sweetcorn need clearing! 

Seed order to complete too.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

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