Saturday, 25 September 2010

The harvest month

September tends to be a good month for growers...a more relaxed time and a chance to literally savour the fruits of our labours.

As the evenings draw out the sun still has some warmth and the clarity of light is often much better than the warmer summer months. Young swallows are cramming in flying lessons, preparing to fly south for the winter, leaving us until next spring.

There's an abundance of crops, including:
  • Spuds
  • Squash
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Basil
  • Mixed salad
  • Beetroot
  • Onions
  • Calabrese
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Melons
  • Leeks
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Spinach
The stall will stay open for a bit yet, though by the end of October there will be very few visitors about to buy anything, so we will close. Then the work starts to plan for next year when, of course, everything will be better and nothing will go wrong!!