Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Well, another month's started and the weather turned suddenly colder. We were out at the allotment yesterday, picking veg and tidying up among the soft fruit.
Although we're still cropping lots and lots of veg, a sense of panic starts to hit at this time of year, desperately hoping that things will grow before the weather turns too cold.
These pumpkins have quite a way to go
and the aubergines have only just started to set fruit
The purple podded beans are now turning, well, purple-ish
This self-set spinach has been an unexpected success. The area has been planted with cabbages but the spinach just grew round them. Now, as the cabbages are lifted, the spinach can spread as it likes. I intend leaving some to run to seed again this year.
I'm delighted to be finding autumn raspberries fruiting. We haven't quite got to grips with how these should be treated - they should have been cut back at some point in Spring but we didn't do it. it doesn't seem to have stopped the fruit forming though.