Six on Saturday – 26th September 2020

Today we woke to the first frost of the season, with more forecast for tonight. So it is the end of the runner beans, courgettes and no more opportunity for the world’s smallest pumpkin to get any bigger for Halloween! It about the size of my fist. It was just not warm enough for the squashees and pumpkins this year.

Tiny pumpkin

2. I thought I might be able to salvage some of the remaining runner beans but they were soft and not very appetizing. There are a few dwarf ones left in the greenhouse.

runner beans

3. Plenty brassicas to keep us fed though and the leaves of the kale were looking rather good in the frost.

Frosted kale

4. We didn’t get many blueberries either this year but the last remaining berry and the reddening leaves also looked nice in the frost.

Blueberry

5. A self-seeded fennel, also with frost crystals.

FEnnel

6. And finally this week some parsnip seeds, looking very autumnal.

Parnsip seed

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20 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 26th September 2020

  1. Eliza Waters

    Oh, you are where I was a week ago, saying goodbye to the annuals. Bittersweet time.
    Frost does make things look pretty, even in death. Frosted kale is so yummy. I order big 5# bags from the farm after its been frosted to put away for winter.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Here, the advantage of a frosty morning is you get a sunny day, even if temperatures aren’t too high. Enjoy the heat while you have it.🙂

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  2. dust4y

    Yes, I particularly like the red saved on the blueberry bushes. Was this an earlier frost than usual? Never seen parsnip seeds before – how pretty. And the fennel is plain lovely. Do you make fennel tea?

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Some years we get frost at end of September. Other years it could be December before we see it. No don’t make fennel tea actually, and it is quite nice

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  3. aj vosse

    Oooohhh… frost – ominous! We haven’t had any – just as good, we have one squash plant that is now finally producing great squashes! (Maybe more on that next Six on Saturday…) And, I’m really hoping we may yet get a few corn cobs to throw on the grill!!
    Love your icy pics!!

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