Thursday, June 13, 2013

Welcome to Autumn

No, I haven't moved to the southern hemisphere, but I have just come back indoors, having walked the dog, and peeled off my waterproof and fleece hat that I usually reserve for cold days or mountains!

All the plants and trees are straining under the weight of new growth, laden with rainwater; on top of which, there is a weather warning in force for high winds, exactly what is not needed right now.

Talking of warnings, I had an email from Blightwatch, we have just had a near miss "Smith Period" - so it looks as though it could be another dodgy year for potatoes, tomatoes and the like.

It's not all doom and gloom though. We had a delicious stir-fry the other day, including from the veggie patch: mangetout peas, broad beans, courgettes and pak choi.

1 comment:

Annie*s Granny said...

It seems as though everybody has been having problems with the weather this year. We've had very little rain, temperatures that run hotter than normal then colder than normal, and seemingly constant winds. Yesterday the wind tore the pea vines right off of the fencing, flattened a row or two of corn stalks, and now my zucchini looks like it's growing upside down! But. like you, we've had a few good things to eat.