Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yip...autumn is definately here!

I know this because...Today I swept up my first pile of leaves...My grapevine's leaves have turned....



The shadows have changed....



My garden looks bare...



And the morning air has a nip to it.

Today we had to pot about 30 strawberry plants as they had started making roots while still attached to their parent plants. These are the second "babies" the parent plant has made. Apparently you can do this 5 times and then the plants become very weak with low yields so it would be better then to buy in new stock. But that is 3 years down the line.



We also pulled out all the old corn stalks and spent bean plants. I planted some broad beans where the corn was after digging in some compost. Where the dwarf beans were I am leaving fallow for a bit and will add worm casings and compost then plant my cabbage and broccoli seedlings that I started a couple of weeks back.

I moved all the asparagus pots and the last potted chilli plants out of the wall shadow for autumn and winter as the left side of my kitchen garden is in permanent shade from April onwards.

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely garden you have. I'm on the other side of the world, also shoveling compost, but to put around the emerging flowers and soon over new seeds in the ground. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your garden.

Debbie said...

Yes there is definitely getting a nip in the air in the mornings and all the Autumn things are beginning to happen in the garden

Nishant said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your garden.
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