Saturday Plotlines

After a hefty storm last night, today couldn’t be more glorious.  Full sunshine turning the leaves on the trees to gold and a sparkling blue sky providing the backdrop to what has been a balmy Autumn day.

There is something about the plot after such heavy rain, it’s as if it has been scrubbed clean ready for a new beginning, especially since we cleared some of the beds last week in preparation for the sowing of hardy annuals, late I know and the planting of garlic in a couple of weeks time.

We are still harvesting new potatoes, leeks, herbs, flowers and of course the comedy carrots with the promise of butternut squash and if we are very lucky a late crop of peas to come.

Even the strawberries are having a last hurrah.

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4 Responses to “Saturday Plotlines”

  1. Farmgirl Susan October 6, 2012 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    What beautiful autumn bounty! Your leeks are gorgeous – and I can’t believe you have strawberries. We had our first real cold snap last night (low 30sF) with several more nights that cold to come this week. I picked a whole bunch of green tomatoes and covered the basil – which mostly made it. All the greens are loving the crisp fall weather – as am I. 🙂

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — October 6th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

      Susan, thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog and comment, it really is
      appreciated. My small plot looks like small beer in comparison to what you’ve got going on. Hopefully we can keep in touch via our respective sites.

  2. David Ford October 7, 2012 @ 7:42 pm (#)

    Lovely looking leeks your soil quality looks ideal for them, as for the strawberries are they under glass?

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — October 7th, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

      No they’re not under glass, we haven’t had many and usually they don’t make it home for obvious reasons, but really sweet.
      The first attempt at leeks. Slowly cooked in butter with some lemon zest and a side order of sausages for tea. Derek, who’s never liked them as a veg is a convert.

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