Wow, where did that month go? My friend Annie said yesterday that she didn’t like to ask about the lack of blog posts in case Derek had run off with another woman! Nothing quite so interesting I’m afraid, just a very broken computer. It’s all fixed now, so back to normal.
The lack of on line time has meant plenty of hours on the plot enjoying the gorgeous September sunshine. The tomatoes have gone, having finally succumbed to blight, as have the runner beans, I was in a bit too much of a hurry whilst cutting these down and managed to chop the top of my index finger. Note to self to always wear gloves when using the secateurs. There was much blood spilt but thankfully Bob managed to save the day with his excellent first aid skills.
As far as other crops, we’re getting plenty of sweet peppers and chillies and after such a slow start some super Bonita aubergines, Atlas turnips, carrots and plenty of really fragrant coriander. There are also carrots and beetroot which will be ready for pulling in the next week or so.
I think I said in a previous post that we’ve decided to keep the plot running through the winter months. Given that we’ll be spending the next few months clearing the back part of the new plot it seemed like the right thing to do so to that end we’ve planted up the raised beds and a couple of the front beds with lettuce, kale and chard and have onions and garlic on order to plant in the next couple of weeks along with the normal broad beans. I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes and if we can make a success of it.
It’s good to be back and thank you as always for taking the time to read.