Sunday, 3 October 2010

How it is

It's shaping up to be a wet autumn so I'm glad I got the maincrop spuds safely gathered in last weekend. Out on the plot there's carrots, leeks and sprouts for the winter and purple sprouting broccoli for the early spring. The spring cabbage is starting to grow away and I've sown some broad beans for then too. The runner beans are over but I've got peas in the freezer. In the greenhouse the tomatoes are about over but the dastardly peppers are still cropping nicely. In the fruit department I've still plenty of apples, pears and the last of the blackberries and autumn raspberries. I'm also sprinkling a few home grown flax seeds on my muesli of a morning - I haven't developed x-ray vision yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

A belated happy autumn equinox to us all!

Saving seed

Pea beans and french beans - I'll let these dry out for a few days before shelling them.

Funky pea beans:


Bottom leaves need removing when I get round to it.


A nice row of Autumn King, if I do say so myself.