Normally the transition from summer to autumn leaves me feeling a little sad. Not so this year. I am excited by all the harvests still to come and the prospect of rejigging the garden a little to make life easier in the future. All the building I want to do is done so it looks like this winter I will be able to relax some and simply tinker in my space……I can’t wait.
We may have only caught the tail end of Storm Ali last week in the South East……but we still had some damage. Other jobs in the kitchen garden are on hold for now while I make sure I rescue as much of the harvest as possible…..and hope that some things will continue to grow and come to fruition in a few weeks. It’s hard to imagine the bad weather now that we are basking in warmth and sunshine again……
Soup season is upon us again and this is a lovely one to kick off with…….the beetroot are at their best just now and take center stage in this simple but oh, so tasty soup.
On a blustery, warm day it feels like Autumn is just around the corner……and so I begin to ‘tidy’ the kitchen garden and harvest the first of the carrots plus other ingredients for Borscht – soup season has begun!
Before the autumn rains start to pour it’s time for me to begin gathering seeds, which have been drying on the plants, for next year’s sowings. The cycle of life continues unabated in the kitchen garden…
After two weeks away from the garden there are lots of veggies to harvest……and lots of time needed in the kitchen. Thank goodness for my third freezer.
My mum recently moved house and has a garden again (instead of a tiny yard) after 20 years so I was really happy to go and visit with her to give her a hand. The garden didn’t have a single plant in it three months ago…..I’m amazed by how much she has managed to get going in such a short space of time. Planning the vegetable garden is so much fun.
The garden at the beginning of September……just a few days before the seasons change. There is so much to be grateful for at this time of the year in the garden and I’m getting so excited for the harvests in the coming weeks.