Sunday 22 November 2020

Sunny November Sunday

As we arrived, just after a shower, we were greeted by this lovely rainbow. 
So I dug up 1.5 rows of King Edward potatoes, will weigh them when dry. There is still a row to dig up, hopefully for Christmas days feast :)
So while I was digging spuds, Jo lifted the last of the Jolent leeks, they look lovely. 

When we got home, Jo trimmed them, cleaned and chopped them up, then blanched them ready for freezing.

The winter Cauliflowers didn't do so well, but did produce these bite sized heads!
Jo cleared both Rhubarb beds & I put manure over all the crowns.
The Stockbride Arrow rhubarb got the same treatment, I split one of the large crowns and planted the piece in the centre.
Was a lovely morning, but as we returned home it started raining. So we timed that well, only stayed about 2.5 hours but was enough.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.

Saturday 7 November 2020

October into November Harvests

More apples & Potatoes
And:  Raspberries, Beans, Parsnips & Carrots too.
Just in time for Haloween a few squashes & pumpkins, not for carving though.
A bumper harvest again.
We picked all the Borlotti beans a week or so ago, so after drying them, Jo shelled them all & bagged them up for freezing.
The last row of Maris Piper potatoes dug up today (7th Nov) not bad from a 10ft row.
More leeks, we get a nice long white part from earthing them up, so more of the root is below ground.
Another trug full of goodies. Including Rudbekia seed heads for saving the seed.
Wasn't too bad today so we did some clearing of beds and cane structures, the netting tunnels in the foreground still have brassicas, kale, sprouts & cauliflowers.
This harvest from a week or so ago, leeks, beetroot & apples.

Thanks for reading, returning. Ian & Jo.