Filed under Vegetables

Balance

Balance

The garden falls quiet in December; a timely lull as our attention has been scattered elsewhere; with weekends away and indoor tasks claiming most of our free time in recent weeks.   Advertisements

Fruit

Fruit

There are some fruit that we all associate with late autumn, most notably pumpkins and winter squashes, which are harvested after the last apples and pears have fallen.

Burpees Golden

Burpees Golden

This year we branched out with our beetroot growing, to include the yellow ‘Burpees Golden’ and pink-ringed ‘Chioggia’ alongside our usual purple varieties.

Ebb

Ebb

August crept in while my back was turned; and although the garden still brims with summer, there is a definite sense of change approaching.

Stereo

Stereo

I have already mentioned how impressed we have been with the Broad Bean variety ‘Stereo’ this year.

Blaze

Blaze

Summer has finally arrived, with a welcome run of long, hot sunny days which continue to stretch ahead of us.

Solstice

Solstice

As the march of the sun up the sky comes momentarily to a rest above us, before beginning its slow journey back down, it is turning out to be rather a strange June as far as the weather goes.

The Great Scape

The Great Scape

Despite the rather wintry weather of late, our hardneck garlic has remained on schedule, pushing up long curly scapes which I harvested eagerly in a spell of evening sunshine.

Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots

Parsnips are a fickle crop. It is common knowledge that they are slow and scarce at germination, particularly with older seed, and thus it is often advised to buy fresh seed each year.

Prep

Prep

In Saturday’s warm spring sunshine, new leaves and buds were almost visibly unfurling as you watched.