Archive for September, 2013

  • The end of september

    • Harvests

    • Tomatoes

    • Sunflowers

    The fine weather continued for spells during the month, and this month included the harvesting of the pink fir apple potatoes. I cut the hulms down a couple of weeks prior to harvesting and managed to choose a good weather weekend to pull them out of the soil.  A few potatoes had holes in or were too near to the surface so had green or black patches on, but overall a good crop that filled a couple of hessian sacks and provided many dinners.  They have a sweet nutty taste, too fiddly for peeling as are rather nobbly in their shape, but went down a treat when roasted or fried especially!  Also the month included harvesting of more tomatoes and cabbages and planting out of black kale for the winter months ahead.

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  • Badger munch!

    • Badgers like sweetcorn!

    • Salvaged cobs

    I had to smile when arrived at the lottie this morning, the sweetcorn patch looked like a bombsite. I knew badgers were munching away on others sweetcorn in the past week or two, and had spotted signs of wanderings/activity around my plot in the past, but obviously last night was his/her fine night of dining on my crop. I’d harvested some cobs at the weekend which were very tasty indeed, so at least badger has good taste!

    I’ve now cleared the remaining sweetcorn mess, and harvested as many cobs as possible, but did leave a pile of the remaining half eaten ones and another for him/her to finish off this evening near to the compost pile.

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