It's been a while since I did one of my garden updates... I feel like Autumn has almost passed me by so far - the soggy grey days seem to be whizzing past at a phenomenal rate, but I'm going to try and take a step back and enjoy all that this time of year has to offer.
Our abundance of veg is pretty much over now. I still have some leeks growing, and I have a butternut squash and potato plant, but nothing like the Great Courgette Harvest of the Summer.
|Leeks and butternut squash, slightly battered by last night's rain|
|My one butternut squash which is currently growing... fittingly resting on a page from the Organic Gardening Catalogue!|
My other raised bed which had previously been home to the monster courgette plants, has now been planted with a green manure. I couldn't decide which green manure to grow, so I chose a mix of four different ones: crimson clover, mustard, red clover, and Italian ryegrass. It's doing pretty well.
|A ladybird defending my green manure from pesky aphids|
The plan is that I will cut the green manure before it flowers and then dig it into the soil - most likely in early spring.
Next month I will be planting my broad beans and peas, so I'll let you know how that goes. For now, I will continue to enjoy the rest of my Autumn produce.