Sunday, 1 October 2017

First of October already!

It might be October already but we still have Sunflowers, infact we still have lots of flowers on the plot, which is great as the birds & insects love these.
Still lots of colourful veg growing: 
Rainbow Chard and Beetroot doing well. 
Our hens love a handful of chard, from time to time. 
I removed a few canes from the plot today, Broad Beans & Borlotta Beans have finished, so their supports had to be stored away. 

My latest tip: 
When storing canes after pulling up, put them upright with the end that was in the soil uppermost so they dry out, your canes will last longer if you do.
Fed up of Squirrels gorging on our Sweetcorn so dont think we will grow it again, takes up a lot of space and time getting it started! 
This is the patch where the Borlotta Beans & Broad Beans were. 

I'm digging it over to prepare it for some over winter Onions, that we have started off at home in cells and they are ready to go in.
So not a bad harvest, for October: 
Apples, Raspberries, Chard, Borlotta Beans, Runner Beans, Pumpkin and Cara Spuds.
As I mentioned still lots of flowers and it all looks lovely, if a bit overgrown. 

But things are dying back now with cooler days. 

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

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