September garden update

October is knocking and the dark nights are rolling in. It is the time of year for warm fires, stews and hot soups. But still the garden is providing despite the early frost of a fortnight ago. Cabbages have had a good year, as have onions. I do wonder though if the onions will store well as they have grown so big. The tomatoes were late but are still ripening. We’re enjoying apple and raspberry crumble too.

We haven’t bought any eating apples for a good two months now and these red pixie apples are still to harvest.

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Eating apple, Pixie

One of the great things about autumn is free seeds. I have been harvesting some from my flowers and already have lupins, delphiniums, campanula and some wild flowers including ox-eyed daisy, foxgloves and ragged robin germinating and growing.

The chicks are growing too, and are spending most of their day in the greenhouse in a little enclosure that keeps the from digging young lettuce plants up!

Growing chicks

Chicks

19 thoughts on “September garden update

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It’s been a good year for cabbage, though there is a bit of slug and caterpillar damage. I never seem to grow enough though – and later planting never do as well.

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  1. Cynthia Reyes

    What a wonderful harvest post! Thank you for sharing.
    We are roasting and preserving tomatoes and basil in olive oil, picking peppers and a few small zucchini (they didn’t do well this year) and enjoying the herbs and greens.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Your roasted tomatoes sound yummy. Yes zucchinis haven’t done well last couple of years for us. I don’t think they like our cool wet summers!

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