It's rainy today after some lovely sunny days. And we're meant to have rain all week so probably not many visits to the plot, even in my lunch break (the grass is quite long and I'd get soggy feet)
A quick round up on this weeks pickings first...
Still a few courgettes and apples to pick. And I pulled up a few carrots, which I'm quite pleased with as don't usually have much luck. I only sowed a few, there's a few more to come.
Got some more beans from the back garden. I had another lot about the same but forgot to take a pic. Pretty much the last few of these, maybe some more slim pickings to come. The last ones have been on a sort of spur I Iet grow out and trained up and over extra poles...it looks messy but has staggered the crops a bit more (the rest of the wigwam has finished)
Picked a bit of chard
And some more yesterday just as it was getting dark. We'd been out picking chestnuts during the day (biked out of the city to a wood a few miles away) and collected these...
We roasted some last night and have left the rest in plastic bags in the fridge (with holes in the bags for air circulation). They're meant to last a few weeks like that which is good as am really busy for the next few weeks and these need quite a bit of time for processing. There's still lots of chestnuts on the trees so might have another ride out in the middle of November, which is the only weekend coming up that we're not away or busy! ( not normally as busy as this, esp in autumn)
Also found a few more potatoes that I'd somehow missed! They're a bit scabby (due to our sandy soil) but should be fine. One massive one that I really can't believe I missed, it was right near the soil surface too.
And lastly from today, I picked the last butternut squash (popped to the plot in my lunch break before the heavy rain started) as thougt all the rain might split it. Also the last of the berries and some apples a work colleague brought in (I just took a few, there were loads, she says from one little tree!)
I was going to post about the quince jelly I've made this weekend but have run out of time, so will try and do tomorrow or later on this week instead.
Linking in with the good folk for Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions.