Definitely an early autumn in the air this week – our silver birch is now in its early autumn colours and there’s a mist over the field in the mornings so the season is turning.
Still lots going on at the allotment though. The French beans continue to produce a good crop:
And the Brussels sprouts have their first small sprouts in place ready for winter!
The lettuces are also bravely fighting off slug attacks, thanks to our use of Nemaslug and also slug pellets, and they’re looking pretty good, I think:
The gladioli are looking beautiful too:
And there is a whole new week’s worth of sweet peas to pick:
Here is our harvest, which consists of the first of our carrot crop, shallots (which keep for months and are just brilliant, once dried out), two courgettes, a handful of soft fruit, French beans, gladioli, sweet peas, sweet williams, one coreopsis and a Peruvian lily:
Naturally I did some foraging on the way home and have another bowl of blackberries (see – definitely autumn!):
Here are the vases at home:
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, everyone.