Sunday, 14 September 2014

End of the season...

I think that we might be seeing the last of the warm, sunny, days. With the autumn coming quickly now, and the wet weather it often brings, I took the opportunity today to bring in the last of the summer's veg and start the tidying up process ready for the winter.

I was surprised just how much there was left to gather in and the beans and tomatoes, even one of the courgette plants, are still going strong. But the remainder of the white onions, carrots, turnips, cucumbers, parsnips and shallots needed to be harvested because, knowing myself as I do, if I don't do it now they will rot on the stem and in the ground.

Not a bad crop. I managed a pumpkin, although not a very large one, but the purple sprouting broccoli and sweetcorn were a dismal failure. The beetroot, which I thought had also failed, actually turned out to be fine and my peas, long gone now, were pretty good as well. But it is my beans that I'm happiest with, both runner and French, and some variety I'm not sure of but which taste delicious.

So that's it for this year bar the shouting. I'm not going to bother with a few things I tried this year next time, but I'll definitely grow beans, tomatoes, onions, and carrots.Anyway, that's it for my veg reports for 2014 (I think that I hear you all sigh with relief) and now it's time to make a stew.


  1. My neglected courgettes have become marrows in a matter of days.

  2. I know that feeling well Lloydy.