Sorry for the long time since last post

Yes, I know I should have posted more through the summer, but one thing and another…..

Anyway, I’ll try and bring you up to date as afar as possible and hopefully include a few pictures to illustrate if can get them sorted out.

Basically at the  moment I am at peak harvest for tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and french/climbing beans and as per usual there are too many courgettes, tomatoes and cucumbers t deal with! The beans, though producing more than can be eaten, can at least be frozen.

What has finished producing are the strawberries (weeks ago) raspberries (last few just ripening), tayberries and blueberries (birds had most of them!). Also the mangetout peas are just about over and most of the plants are now composting. Also reaching the end are the salad crops, lettuce, mixed leaves etc. I didn’t have to chance to plant anything recently so there isn’t anything to replace them right now, though I may get round to it in the next week or so. All the garlic has now been harvested, and the potatoes are ready and hopefully I’ll get them dug up in the next week or so. There are a container full of carrots as well probably ready, but I haven’t checked.

The weather has been rather odd as well. We’ve had periods of intense heat for a week or so, getting up to te low 30s C followed by windy wet weather with anti-cyclones reminiscent of autumn rather than summer. Right now we are going through a hot spell but the weather is about to break in a day or two. So they have been periods where the hosepipe has been needed to keep things going then periods where there was too much rain if anything – all very annoying really.

That’s as much as I have time for just now – photos will have to follow as I need to do a bit of processing first.

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