I finally pulled down the remainder of our tomato plants, salvaging enough green toms to do yet another batch of chutney. People who know me: guess what you're getting for Christmas? We also harvested a load more courgettes that have grown in the last two weeks since we were here. I'm amazed that they're still producing the goods, albeit at a much reduced pace.
Also into the basket (well, poly bag actually, but that doesn't sound nearly as romantic) went a load of kale, which ended up in both a beef stew, and as kale chips - I gotta bung up a recipe, it's great stuff - and a few final stems of rhubarb.
Elsewhere in the world of squash, our Butternuts were removed from the plant to a shed-based location. The plants were crowded out by some Patty Greens, which might explain their diminutive size. Looking forward to finding out what they taste like compared to shop-bought as we've never grown these before.
|The good stuff. Yeah, that's a le creuset bag on the allotment, that's how we roll.|
The plot is largely undercover now. Apart from the aforementioned plants, we have some Raspberries trucking on, and what looks like a good crop of Parsnips awaiting the sweetening of the first frosts, but that's about it. Time to check the catalogs, assess seed stocks, reflect on triumphs and calamities alike, and then begin to formulate a plan for next year's season.