On what may have been our last beautiful day of this autumn I decided to go at a much slower pace than normal and take time out to visit with plot friends to see how their harvests are going and to hear about their plans for the winter. I did a little work in my garden and then decided to leave it for a couple of days to let the predicted rain do it’s magic by way of softening the beds a little for me to do the autumn dig…
The last seeds of the year need to go into the ground which means harvesting the main-crop potatoes to make some space. It is also time to start rejigging the beds into their new, permanent positions……..which means a bit of hard work digging out the old paths.
Between jobs in the garden and jobs in the kitchen I’m making sure I save as many of my own seeds as possible. It’s so easy to do, very satisfying and means a much smaller seed bill at the start of next year.
With the threat of night-time frosts just around the corner it was time for me to harvest my squash and other tender veggies……..I could not have imagined, earlier in the season, just what a great harvest this would be. I haven’t stopped giggling and grinning.
Autumn is suddenly upon us and the garden is going through it’s biggest change after the changes in Spring. Harvests are coming thick and fast and it’s time to start planning for winter as beds become empty. It will be a busy month……but oh, so rewarding.