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Showing posts from October, 2014

Been & Gone

With a general lack of my blog posts for a while now, I thought it may be a good time to re-cap on the past 12 months down my plots. I've been busy doing D.I.Y. tasks at home for several days now, mainly due to the murky, damp and rainy weather and lack of major gardening tasks at this time of the year. Pumpkins and squashes are still growing and developing in No 1 bed on N1 Plot and I have plenty of well developed brassicas and lettuce growing to last me for a few months yet. Leeks are currently of a good size growing on N2 Plot. With late sown carrots doing well, along with over wintering onions, Winter hardy spring onions and lambs lettuce producing a good crop and even a few strawberries in evidence, the next round of sowing and planting will be for next season. I ventured down to my plots this afternoon, not expecting to achieve much, after torrential rain for most of last night. Although the soil was quite sticky, I managed to fork over the final patch of ground on No 4 bed…


With frequent mentions, in the media lately, of the driest September on record for the U.K. in general, it got me thinking of the weather in my area so far this year. If my memory serves me correctly, with approximately 3 and a half days of some patchy rain in Taunton, since the deluges and floods of last Winter, then that must be a record also. Although surrounding local areas here have had more rain and a few thunder storms since last Spring, in general they have bypassed Taunton. The recent t.v. weather forecasts have been correct and as predicted, last night saw the first heavy downpours of rain and high winds this Autumn. I liked the terminology in one forecast which mentioned persistent rain, rather than heavy or torrential. I was hoping to visit my plots this morning but the persistent overnight rain has put paid to that idea.

With only a handful of tasks to complete down the plots before Winter, such as some repairs to my poly tunnel and part of 1 growing bed plus the L-shape…