Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Clearing up

the plot has been the order of the day when the weather has been amenable. Its been pretty much cleared now on one half, removing some well established bindweed and many other weeds. Some of the crops such as the mini leeks which had got established i had to sacrifice in order to properly clear the weeds.
The cabbages, broccoli's and cauliflowers that i planted earlier in the year all performed badly so were also removed bar one savoy cabbage which seems to have persevered.
The carrots are still coming up good though and have provided for two soups this week. And a few grins also!!
The white chard is also still growing well, and the swedes are swelling up too. The runner beans are over now and need removing, and i managed to dry out some of the beans for next year also.
In the greenhouse the aubergine plants have still only flowered but not produced any fruits, but the chillies continue to look good with several of each variety turning red now. I have found a chilli pickle recipe also which sounds good but requires massive amounts of spices as well as the chillies, potentially could blow my head off!
More of the same on the plot next week, weeding never ends. I have ordered and waiting for the onions and garlic to be delivered and have also got some overwintering lettuce to put in next week if it warms up which its forecast to do.

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