The last time I didn’t write on my blog for a week was before I started blogging. But here I am, seven days since I last mentioned anything about compost bins or the bokashi.
Before I get to either of these things, though, there is an update on the cauliflower which seemed to be growing normally. Except it then changed its mind and yesterday, when I came to harvest it, this is what it looked like:
My daughter still ate some of it, so that is good news of sorts. Better news is that I’ve worked out why the bokashi bin seemed to have stopped working. The tap was blocked, so one messy job later I got several bottles of juice, which I decided to put down the drains, as it is supposed to be good for them.
To be honest, it looked more like red cider, as the high volume of apple in the shape of peel and cores had got very excited in there – and I think everyone is aware of what beetroot can do!
Anyway, the compost bin… I finally got round to moving it this morning and what I’d suspected might be a rat in there turned out to be a mouse. It was obviously scared by a massive creature digging into its winter home but I think it made its way to the wood pile further up the garden.
In spite of the snow and low temperatures last week, we’re still eating borage and the nasturtiums are holding up well (i.e. looking fresh, as the wind has stopped them holding themselves upright). The broad beans are also starting to come through, so the next job is to take out the pepper plants and sow some more of the former.
The two remaining tomato plants (in pots), on the other hand, seem not only to have resisted the ravages of blight but also added to the Sunday lunch table. I’m altogether surprised that apart from the damp and darkness, the garden still looks like we could be in another season but then maybe it’s always like this in November, I just never realised.