The weather has been difficult but manageable, apart from damage to climbing beans. Leafy crops have enjoyed the rain and lack of sun more than fruiting ones. However September’s second half looks quiet and perhaps warmer, as often happens. It’s time to make last salad sowings, and some exciting harvests.

September update: protect veg, when to harvest, growth examples by ...

16.10.16, the middle of autumn and there is still no frost here, though I hear that some valleys and northern areas of Britain have frozen a little.  Because of autumn’s increasing mildness, over the last three decades* at least, I sowed my brassica salads for winter a whole ten days […]

October ’16 update: mulches, brassicas, carrots dig/no dig, sedum