Another great day was had up in the vegetable garden. After the clearing and sorting yesterday today it was putting down compost ready to be dug in. Sam and I are getting through the work which makes me very happy. It does help to have the weather on our side.
Sometimes I do question why I am a gardener and today was one of these days when I opened the front door, cold wind and snow. But I had a great day out in it because I had Sam here to help out and we got a lot done, it was a good day in the vegetable garden. Thank you Sam.
We had our first frost on Saturday morning, I was happy to wake and see this. I had decided that I did not want the plactranthus for next summer so I left them out to end their life. I feel now that it was a little hard of me and so am going to get a few cutting, maybe it is a little too late.
We now have some space up in the vegetable garden ready to be dug. I have gone through and taken out any crops that have gone over. I hope to be able to start digging over next week.
I am really hoping that the seed of this parsnip is going to develop a little more before the weather gets too cold. After my self seeding peas I want to be better about collecting my own seed.
Today I ate fresh peas from the garden. I do not think that is at all bad for the middle of November. I did not plant the peas, they are self sowers from the crop I had there in the summer. I am not sure it is a sign of a mild autumn or great soil, maybe both.
Luciano told me about a local potter on the weekend so I telephoned him on Monday and asked if I could come and see his pots with the hope of getting some for the kitchen yard. Today I went and had a look and was very happy with his work, I now have new pots in the yard.