The large Onions from the drying rack are at home, as they were getting rained on almost every day, so they will have to finish their drying sitting on the dining room floor. They are nice and solid though, so if they dry thoroughly should
keep well in the garage
I also cleaned off and packaged seed collected so far for next season: Parsnip, Daubenton's Perennial Kale, NIgella and Honesty, and gave Clive the large bag of mixed seed for the verge across the road, some of which he has already
The jobs list from last week has one main outstanding item: seed sowing in modules: Sugar Snaps, Dwarf French Beans, Winter Spring Onions and Winter Lettuce, but with another very wet day forecast later this week I hope to be able to get these
The Jobs List:
- Harvesting and cooking up of Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Noodle Beans, Blackberries and Windfall Bramleys
- Put up a jar of Apple Brandy
- Weed the Leek and Parsnip beds
some of the Strawberry plants from the path into the troughs, and re-organise the Strawberry tables to accommodate the extra troughs (Instead of growing plants from runners as these are 1 year old plants) Cut runners off plants that cropped this year
Collect Sweet Pea seeds and bring home to dry thoroughly
- Gather Cornflower seeds
- Start to clear left hand flower bed so that the remaining Chrysanthemums, plus new small Lavender plants can be planted
- Cut the grass at the plot if
- Prune the bushes and the Cherry tree in the fruit cage and cut out the old Raspberry stems, in preparation for taking the big net off again
- Prepare the soil where the Yellow Senshyu Onions will be sown
- Thin out the Scarlet
Kale seedlings, and use these thinnings to replace any that were damaged beyond recovery by voles
- Thin out the Wallflower seedlings; give thinnings to friends: plan where the main plants will be planted, both on the plots and at home.
Plant out the two new Bowles Mauve Wallflowers and dwarf Geranium
As always, it seems such a long list! Mostly things do get done though, despite the extra unforseen jobs that arise as well, and as we move into Autumn, thinking ahead to plan for
fresh crops in the cold months, and what will be growing where next year makes managing on a day to day basis much more straightforward, at least in theory!
Bank Holiday next Monday, but this year it will certainly be much quieter here than in previous
years. Hope you all stay well!