Summer is over, and winter is trying to make itself felt. Yesterday was mainly dry and the sun was still warm but this morning it was all change,the winter gods had awakened , the sun had gone and the rain arrived with a rising wind and a drastic drop in temperature. Time to get the winter woolies out, and give protection to some summer plants.
The beach tree is lovely to look at out of our bedroom window, we will enjoy it till the wind takes it's leaves.
This years potato patch has been fed and covered ready for next years planting of Brassicas and Leeks. We have yet to decide where next years potatoes will be planted, most of the veg garden is now raised beds, we hadn't planned on cultivating more land for the veg but it looks as though we will have to.
We will be growing far more in the way of winter squashes and pumpkins next year, they are such an underrated crop and so versatile, as well as great to store. We have a few friends who have grown different types to ours so we will be seed swapping, we should all end up with nine different varieties
The Rhubarb has yet to be dealt with, a good feed of manure and then a straw mulch should give it a good start for next spring. We look forward to the first crop of the new season which is always Rhubarb, hopefully in March depending on what the winter throws at us.