Already its been two weeks since my last post here, But a lot has been done in-between time in the garden especially.
Where the potatoes were its now winter dug over and lime added
All the potatoes are now dug up and we have four huge hessian sacks full and sorted.. And I am using up all those that you manage to put the folk through first.. No matter how careful you are you always spike the biggest..
My Hubby has been winter digging where the potatoes were, a couple of hours each day while its been fine, and we have taken up the finished Pea rows.. The courgettes are now finished.
Nearest is beetroot, Kale, and then the sprouts. Behind the sprouts are two rows of parsnips.
Here you can see the Brussels sprouts , Kale and Beetroot.. And we also have more young broccoli and cauliflower to mature along with leeks, parsnips, and rainbow chard.
Spring cabbage planted.. And leeks to the left and as you can see the dahlias are still blooming, I regular pick and dead head them to encourage more flowers.
I still have an abundance of Dahlia’s and still keep picking these, until the frosts come and blacken the tops.. And then we will dig up the tubas to store them for winter.. But I will explain that when the time comes..
A different view of the cabbage under the cloche ..
We had some lovely young Spring Cabbage plants given us by a fellow allotmenteer… So we have now planted these in the allotment and put a cloche over them to protect them from the pigeons. Pigeons love young cabbage foliage and we have lots of pigeons in the woods near by and in a matter of minutes you can lose your crop as we have known to our cost in the past…. This will stay on now until the cabbages mature over winter..
Here are all the butternut squash, and under the bench are the four sacks of potatoes.. And yes, the shed got a clean out.
The Butternut Squash has been a bumper crop and we are so pleased with the harvest and will have plenty to share with our daughter this year..
these are the size of a small football, not huge but we can have fun sculpting these at Halloween.. 🙂
The Pumpkins too, although not Huge, will be ideal for what we grew them for Halloween, and goodness knows it will soon come around as time is certainly flying by so fast.
On our home Garden there are still a few blooms around giving us a magnificent show.. And our front garden although I have not taken a photo, is full of cosmos, and the chrysanthemums are all in bud ready to give us colour through Autumn.
My Husband has been busy in the greenhouse in our home garden, clearing it, cleaning it, and lagging it out with a layer of thick clear plastic panels and bubble wrap.. We both have a feeling it will be a long colder winter this year.. Its been usually mild for several winters here in England and we have not had much snow.. Winters seem to be turning wetter and milder rather than cold and snowy.. But as we have some plants that we want to keep frost-free and cosy, My daughter treated her Dad to an early Christmas present, as he admired the Gypsy Wood burner she had got for her lean to greenhouse that sits on her walled garden..
Work in progress of fitting the wood burner in the greenhouse
So he spent some time working on installing it.. He went to a local garage that fitted car exhaust pipes, and asked if they had any pipe of a certain size to fit, He took the little wood stove with him as it is only the size of a shoe box..
Here is the small gypsy wood burner stove,, You could boil a small kettle on top when lit.. The Temperature soared inside the greenhouse once lit and it gave off lots of heat..
And he got two pieces of exhaust and two brackets.. When he asked how much the garage man said to give him a Fiver.. Five Pounds.. So he got a bargain.. And with metal and sealant he found in our garage he set about installing it to our greenhouse. You can see the progress of how below..
Until Next Time