Ship Shape and Spruce Up
Little wins this week have included coat-less dog walks in the mornings, snug blanket wrapped evenings with my son, dancing in Birmingham with my daughter and sister, harvesting apples and eating the crumble made by my husband and last but not least, tucking into Kirsty’s delicious homemade lemon drizzle loaf in the office
The apples are getting a little sparse now and glancing through the leaves I imagine this weekend may be my final harvest. It’s been a great year for our tree (it was maybe grateful that I didn’t prune/chop it about last Winter as my pruning is a bit hit and miss) and it’s great doing 'swapsies' with our neighbours who have given us wine, chilli jam and chutneys in exchange, yum!
With an increased chill in the air, it seems like a good time for us to maybe consider our final harvests of courgettes, tomatoes, runner beans and French beans too as they will be coming to an end soon particularly with this wet weather we are having this week. Here is a photo of James’ runner bean plants just before he dug them up last weekend.
Pumpkins may also be ready to harvest and then place in a sunny, dry location. Make sure they are not laying on the wet ground and they should then start to turn orange in the coming weeks, just in time for the spooky season.
We still have a few pears ripening and my son is loving picking one each day when he gets home from school, as you can see from his cheesy grin.
Before it gets too chilly, it feels like the perfect time to clear out plants from our veg patch and give it a spruce up. I may even give it a treat with some compost from our bin.
What do you all have planned for this weekend? If you have any P2G plants that you are particularly pleased with at the moment, please do take a photo and email it to me as we love to see them all happy in their homes.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and take care,