October the first and a change in the weather is on the way.
It's certainly been an Indian Summer.
Still got a few lettuce growing outside and a few of the Savoy cabbages left.
The Sweet Peas are still flowering like crazy even this late on in the year.
The onion bed in the polytunnel has been planted out with some cabbages and lettuce.
Although I now have onion pink root disease in the soil it doesn't affect any other types of veg so they're good to go.
After a couple of years of pitiful show carrots outside I decided to move the whole set up away from the shade of the trees.
After emptying the 5 or 6 tonnes of sand out of the barrels and boxes I found that the tree roots had grown into the sand and this is why they've been so poor.
I flagged the area as it was full of tree roots and nothing would grow there anyway.
So now I have situated the outside show carrot and parsnip bit in a new position in full sun with no trees anywhere near.
Just need to finish the polycarbonate wind shelter around it.
I harvested a pot of the Sarpo Mira potates last week and got a great crop from just one pot.
Did a video of the harvest below.
The Kale and Turnips have been great this year and should continue well into Winter.
The Kale hasn't had a single caterpillar on it, which is strange as it's a brassica ??
My Musselburgh Leeks are ready to start pulling now.
Not massive but big enough, and considering their close spacing they've done well.
The chilli plants are all ripe now and the Basket of Fire ones in the middle are damn hot !
Now that all the shows are finished I have about 30+ 4lb onions to eat.
Even at this size they do store until about February so there will have to be some soup made.
I planted out the Over Wintering Onion sets last week.
They did well last year so I've grown the same varieties and if we have another mild Winter then hopefully there will be a nice crop in July, earlier than if Spring planted.
Did a video of the easy procedure below.
With Autumn now well and truly on the way there have been some cracking sunsets and light conditions in the evenings recently.
Anyway, I did a quick plot tour video tonight, video below, click to watch.