I think we’ve had more warmth, and definitely more rain, this November than we did over the summer. Now, rain in late autumn is not surprising but daytime temperatures of 17 degrees (nighttime 13) are a tad different from the norm.
That might not be the best signal for the climate as a whole but in my personal microcosm it ain’t a bad thing. Not for the outdoor chillies, anyway.
Perhaps I will look into why the flowers are growing in such a fashion. Are they bolting? Is it to do with the soil, the weather? Whatever the answer, I think they will be eaten sooner, rather than later, so I could be in for a hunger gap which I hadn’t planned for next spring.
I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as on my little plot I am hardly feeding my daughter and I. On the other hand, I hear such good reports about John Dowding’s no-dig system (that is, the amount of produce you can get from small spaces), I am hopeful in the long run of greater abundance.
As with last year, I have been keeping a diary of what we consume from our own land throughout the year. It will therefore be interesting to compare results at the end of 2015. So, watch out for the post on this subject in a few weeks’ time.