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Monday, 10 October 2011

picked this week

I think we've seen the last of the warm weather now. Much colder this week with high wind, thunder, lightning and hail!
because of the exposed position of the pippin apple tree, I decided it would be best to pick the apples before they fell. I wasn't really ready for this and didn't have boxes ready for storing them so for now they're mainly in containers in the kitchen.

Surprisingly there were a lot of blackberries and the autumn raspberries down at the allotment this week. I'm not sure how long the raspberries will continue to crop for but they seem to be increasing as the weather turns colder.

Runner beans still flowering and cropping well - starting to have a freezer full of them and tomatoes.

Still picking LOTS of the weird yellow cucumbers - these have definitely grown better than the normal green ones.
Courgettes have been having a second growth spurt with the warmer weather - much smaller now, but unexpected at this time of year.
The autumn broccoli - Ironman - is forming but the heads are rather small - probably again because of the unseasonal warmth.

1 comment:

  1. wow, thats quite a contrast in weather, imagine hail!I love those berries,, your garden is still providing and thats a good thing,,have a great day!!