Well that was summer! I seem to spend month after cold month waiting for it to come only to find it fly past leaving my to do list barely dented. But there is still a lot of colour in the garden in September, and I’m talking about the vegetable garden!

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Rainbow chard, of course, which I grow mostly because it looks so good

 

DSCN0037.JPG Radish French Breakfast. I’m not usually great at successive cropping but when the heatwave ended I sowed a few seeds and the slightly cooler, wetter weather has resulted in a later harvest.

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The beans are having a second flush too. Mixed runner beans above and French, Ecosse violet, below.DSCN0041

 

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The courgettes are still going, the flowers and courgettes adding colour and structure to the vegetable garden.

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Beetroot, another one with vibrant stems

Squash, Potimarron, and a giant(ish) pumpkin, beautiful colours and strokeably smooth skin, or is that just me?

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Not strictly grown for the flowers but this belongs to a carrot.

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Curly kale. This is ready now and will continue through the winter. All the bumps put off the caterpillars too.

DSCN0047.JPG And in the greenhouse a small but beautifully formed cucamelon. I didn’t like them last year but I am willing to have another go!