Autumn hasn’t historically been the best time of year for me but this year promises to be different. That includes the garden…
Even though the nights are drawing in, I’ve still being doing jobs early in the morning and then in the evening, to keep everything ticking over. I’ve even done some major jobs, such as emptying the compost bin of the new compost, which has now gone into a big ceramic pot on my patio. I have put a couple of the strawberry runners in there and these are happily already producing strawberries for me 🙂
As for the rest of the garden, that is now full of brassica, cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli, as well as my two pumpkin plants which are doing very well, after a few earlier failures. I’ve covered as many of the brassica as I can, in an attempt to keep the cabbage white butterflies off – the purple sprouting broccoli plants were targeted over the summer, as I didn’t have quite enough covering for them at that time, but so far the butterflies have not been depositing their eggs on the cauliflowers, thank goodness.
So, here is the new-look autumn garden:
The corn salad I planted in August is starting to develop its true leaves, which is quite exciting as I’ve never grown in it before. In fact, I don’t think I have eaten it either, so that will be a new experience all round. The spinach is doing well, too, and I am going to start picking that soon. After all, I need to give the chard a rest if I want that to last. This is also doing very well and is definitely a crop I will grow again.
Now, I hope for a mild winter, so that everything can continue to grow and produce. Oh, and so that I can get on with the landscaping so that I can transform the garden as a whole!