I’ll be starting to wind down on the plot. Once I’ve picked the last runner beans and tomatoes I’ll pull up the plants, take down the canes and roughly fork the ground over. That will just leave the flower patches to clear once they finish flowering and I’ve collected all the seed that I want.
I hope to resume digging out and sieving compost from the communal wood chip bays as I have done the past couple of years. I’ll do one barrow load most plot visits through the autumn and winter, weather permitting. Late winter or early spring I intend to completely empty the plot compost bin which I’ve not done for some years. It’s nearly full and has a thick layer of grass cuttings on the top keeping it hot underneath.
It was a glorious sunny day yesterday when I took these pictures. The teasel seed heads are over six feet high whilst the nasturtium is nestling near the ground in a sheltered spot.
It’s the Chiltern Seeds autumn sale with 20% off (use discount code SALE18) until the 14th October so I’ll be sorting out an order during the next few days.
Have a good week!