Sunday 25 October 2015
Autumn In The Poly Tunnel
The Piquant Peppers from Dani are still doing well and are showing signs of starting to ripen
The Sweet Potatoes are spreading and the tubers are swelling
The Mange Tout that were grown from saved seed have put on a lot of growth
and are starting to flower
Tomatoes are still coming on although they have slowed down
but are still ripening
The Oca in the tunnel are only just flowering
were the ones outside have been in flower for some time
I have moved one of the pallet collars into the tunnel and made a raised are for carrots they have only just been sown
Pak Choi is doing well, just picked some to have with tonight's dinner
Radishes that were sown last week are now up
The beetroot are becoming sturdy little plants
Swiss Chard and Spinach mix are growing well
some spare leeks planted for an early crop in the tunnel
Chili peppers are still growing and ripening
As you can see there is still plenty going on in the Poly tunnel, I want to utilise it all year round, this is still its first year and very much a learning curve.
Now the clocks are changed the nights are drawing in
the log burner is lit and it will soon be time to go through the seeds and start planning for next years growing season, I have made a few notes of what was successful, there is still plenty coming on in the veg garden and for our first year I am very pleased, we have managed to be self sufficient in the veg department and given a fair amount away as well.
I will do an update on the veg garden in the coming week.
We had a busy morning, the Alpacas have all had there injections, we have trimmed all there nails done a bit of harness training with the girls, the goats have started on there feet maintenance all cleaned up trimmed treated and they had a grooming session as well, the rest of the day I spent in the cabin and Martin spent it logging.
Time to sit and relax a bit now :-)