Another busy week lifting crops before they're hit by cold weather.
Bad weather over summer means a lot of things didn't grow at all - these 3 carrots are the best of this year's crop! The beetroot are all small but where they've survived slug/snail attacks the leeks are starting to thicken up.
|Beetroot after washing - most of the year's crop|
I managed to get some tomatoes this week - not many of a reasonable size - and a couple of finger sized courgettes - these might have grown larger but the plant is outside and night time temperatures are set to plummet this weekend.
I cleared the last of the sweetcorn - all of it baby sized but at least I've salvaged something. Runner and french beans are still cropping fairly well - certainly more than we're eating.
There are a few pea pods ready - I'm hoping the rest with survive any cold nights
and of course there's more kale
Cucumbers are doing very well - two long green one and three small crystal lemons this week - as are lettuce in the cold frame. We've now replaced the netting with glass (old window frames) to keep it warmer.