…is a very busy time. I think people who don’t garden think that I can just harvest my veg and leave everything shut for the winter.
Thanks to my friend Paul I have a great supply of seasoned willow poles – I just had to build another structure! I have ordered some new climbing beans for next year – both are from Sementi Franchi. One is Fagiolo rampicante bobis a grano nero and the other is Fagiolo rampicante albenghino. They will grow here because I shall harvest them when the pods are quite dry and keep the shelled beans in jars for the winter, same as I did this year. They make an excellent addition to soups and stews.
You couldn’t have an autumn clear-out without a bonfire. I started burning mine yesterday but that fizzled out too quickly. It was much better today and by the time I went home it was almost all gone. I had to rebuild it to allow more air inside the pile of the branches etc but it certainly worked.
The weather is supposed to be fine tomorrow so I shall just sort out what’s left and finish digging this plot.
Then it’ll be all done (but I’m sure I’ll find some more jobs on the plot)