Archive for October, 2013

Winter is coming

 

 

 

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Finally got round to getting a gardening update!  The sweetcorn did very well this year – we’ve been told by a friend that you need to pick them as soon as the tassels start going brown.  This is a good tip! Previous years we’ve had starchy but brilliant yellow corn.  This time we’ve had pale corn which has been sweeter than sugar.  But all good things come to an end – as you can see above everything was looking a bit dead.

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I cleared the sweetcorn and squash, even tidying down the sides.  I then emptied a compost bin onto it and covered in pond liner to keep it cat litter free until next year.

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Blight had taken out the self seeded tomatoes (these are commercial tomatoes that we must have put in the compost bin last year!) and all my other tomatoes – things were looking fine before we popped off on Holiday, but a week is a long time in gardening it seems!  So they all had to go.  We’ve decided to compost all of the tomato rubbish (blight or not) as I’m only intending to grow tomatoes in grow bags or fresh compost from now on.

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Helen harvesting the squash and whatever she can rescue from the blighted ones.

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The twilight chillies really putting on a display!

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Hopefully the final mow of the year!

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Produce found under the undergrowth.  The large marrow was a surprise, we thought that plant had died!

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