The garden today
As it was still dry this afternoon I decided I should definitely pull the biggest the beets and as I had my camera with me, I also took a few photos of what was going on garden-wise where I was busy.
These are the Boltardy beets for roasting tomorrow and they are next to the tiny Red Grenoble lettuce seedlings for overwintering. I’m really proud of these are they are from my own saved seed from a Franchi lettuce which I overwintered last year and didn’t touch. What’s more, in case I hadn’t saved them properly I also sowed some of last year’s packet and my fresh ones germinated 7 days before the others!!
My Gardeners’ Delight are still going strong:
The San Marzano are just starting to ripen but they are grown outdoors:
In another raised bed I have 3 Purple Sprouting Broccoli plants which were hidden in the greenhouse from the white butterflies until they were big enough to plant out.
And I have a few winter hardy spring onions doing well:
After checking on all the veg, I took some photos of the asters and persicaria that are giving the garden a bit of colour at the start of autumn.
Yesterday I had the bright idea of building a wall in front of my neighbour’s fence to block out some of the concrete base next to my greenhouse. I would like the campanula to topple down and cover the pot eventually!
And last but not least is the star of September from Cilla’s sunflower seed!