Things are definately slowing down as the nights draw in and the weather cools down. The forecast of a cold night on Monday, made me shut the tunnel doors for the first time this autumn, a good job too, the temperature dropped to zero overnight inside and the same the following night. This cold spell blackened the leaves of some squash plants, but not all nor did it touch the courgettes. The runner beans are still doing well, putting on new growth and flowers
It is now a case of preparing the plot for next year as this years crops finish. I have dug over the potato patch and started the area for the shed. I will finish that this week and dig over the pea area. Then it is time to sort out the potting lean to, shed is to posh a word for it.
The tunnels are still growing well, the tomatoes are nearly finished but the peppers, chillies, etc. are still producing even though some of the cucumbers look a little strange to start with.
This years seed catalogues have started to arrive showing it is time to start thinking about what has performed well this year and what new varieties I will try next year. It is also time to order some manure to spread over the dug areas for the winter.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK
- Finish preparing shed area.
- Tidy potting area -Done
- Dig pea patch – Done
- Remove old strawberries and dig area
WORK DONE THIS WEEK
- Plant seedling in tunnel for winter
- Dig over and rough level shed area
- Start leveling for shed
- Tidy rubbish out of potting area
- Start digging pea patch
- Empty bins of rubbish into skip
- Dig more of pea area
- Finish diggging pea patch
- Turn off water due to leak
- Clear manure area of weeds
CROPS PICKED THIS WEEK