Heading into October…

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!


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22 Responses to Heading into October…

  1. Jo says:

    It sounds as if you’re on top of everything at the plot, a good way to be so that you’ve not playing catch up come spring. It was beautiful here too yesterday but I’ve woken to a dull, drizzly day today.

  2. CJ says:

    I love the idea of adding a barrow-load of compost every visit, that’s a really great habit. I had a lovely afternoon tidying in the garden yesterday, it was really warm. I bet those teasels were covered in bees when they were in flower, they really seem to attract pollinators. Have a good week. CJ xx

  3. Liz says:

    All that compost shows why you have such great-performing plot. It’s such a pleasure to have these lovely autumn days.

  4. Jade says:

    Oh, feels like spring have just come yesterday! How time really flies!
    I think I will miss all those flowers that you’ve shared here on this blog….
    Thanks and same to you

  5. Oh I so fight the urge to tidy up the veg garden, as it means all the fun is over for another year!

  6. Jo says:

    The last thing I should be looking at is another seed catalog (my stockpile would probably feed 4-5 plots through 2 seasons) but I LOVE Chilterns. I’ve just spent two afternoons down on my plot – Saturday was lovely, today a little overcast – but my much neglected smaller plot now looks much better!

    • Flighty says:

      Jo I know what you mean but although I look at a lot of them I’m pretty good when it comes to ordering. Good for you, it certainly was a glorious day. xx

  7. It is all about next year now, getting things straight and planning. I love it!

  8. You sound very organised.
    I love the photograph of the teasel seed heads …
    Enjoy October

    All the best Jan

  9. snowbird says:

    It’s good to be winding down, and able to do a little each time you visit. The teasel are wonderful!xxx

  10. Carrie Gault says:

    with this weather and these temperatures it’s definitely time to take it slower and start to get cosy on your armchair 🙂 You are very organised in your plans for getting started next year – how inspiring!

  11. nikkipolani says:

    Perfect weather to be on your plot 🙂

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