Sunday, 29 September 2013
Sunday On The Allotment - 29 Sep - Autumn Crops
Autumn has most definitely arrived in Cornwall.
The Summer plants are starting to fade - although there are still some good crops to be harvested.
I had a glut of beans last month - so harvested the pods - filled the freezer - and left the rest on the plants.
These are now harvested - podded - and on a tray in the kitchen to dry for storage.
That is all now cooked and in the freezer - looking forward to some nice Autumn meals.
The plants are still looking good - so I'm hoping for further crops.
Last Autumn I sowed Green Manure - Caliente Mustard in my cleared beds - which provided ground cover to exclude weeds. It also protected the soil and reduced the amount of nutrients washed away by the Winter rains.
Then simply scattered the seed and trod it in. Should germinate in a couple of weeks.
In late winter I'll cur it down - then either dig it in or add to the compost bin.
And some lovely crops to eat !
More news coming soon.