Another month has whizzed by…..and life seems to get busier by the day. It was great to end the month on a high by visiting the RHS Autumn Show at Malvern with friends….it was a wonderful day full of agricultural machinery, rural crafts, beautiful flowers & veggies…….friends and fun.
Hmmmm, what to do with the Achocha harvest……I take the plunge and have a go at cooking with a vegetable completely new to me. I literally had no idea when to harvest it, what to look for or how to cook it…..so I flew by the seat of my pants. How did it turn out? Tune in to see.
The achocha plants have been a success this year and given me so many little fruits……so it’s time to harvest some and think about how to cook them. I also begin to turn my attention to some maintenance jobs in the garden…
As the season goes on and more of the garden begins to die back I find myself frequently thinking about and planning for next year…….and a huge part of this is organising my seed saving from this year’s harvests to ensure that I actually do have something to sow/plant next year…..
Get your beans out and pod along with me! Chatting while podding…..what a pleasant way to spend half an hour. Another two kilos of Coco de Paimpol for the freezer appear as I chat about my typical day.
On a beautifully warm, sunny day I get on with the job of stringing up my onions for storing over the winter. As I string them I think about things that have gone well this year and things which have gone poorly…..and think about changes I may make next year.
After a few days away from the garden….and a visit to the lovely kitchen gardens at Kew…it was time to get back to my soil and deal with the changes which are happening so quickly at this time of year. My garden is in need of some love and thanks.
Continuing from where I left off in the previous video……..this is more from the glorious Kew Gardens. After having gone a bit nuts over the vegetable and herb gardens I turned my attention to the beautiful structures and buildings within the garden……at every turn I needed a new superlative…….
During a rare day off I get the treat of the year…….a day out at Kew Gardens with the wonderful Richard and Paul. It was a truly special and magical day with so much to see and wonder at. Here I share my excitement over the various vegetable and herb gardens. In part 2 I will be sharing some of the amazing structures and sights around the gardens.
It is finally time to harvest the precious Coco de Paimpol…..my favourite and, now, most treasured bean……they thoroughly deserve the time and attention they will get over the coming days during this very narrow window of harvesting opportunity. As more and more beds are harvested my thoughts turn towards winter and how I will manage my fallow spaces to give me the best start to next year……