About half of the greenhouse has been put to bed with the taking out of the 2 cucumber plants and all but one of the tomatoes. The grapevine is 'staying up a bit longer' as it has a few more bunches on it that I shall eat this and next week. In the middle of the window is the newly planted vine which I will train up and along next year.
Most of the leaves will now just fall off of their own accord and I shall prune back the branches in about a month.
Some of the grapes on the bunches are turning bad so I must pull those out and just eat the good ones.
The corn has gone to bed already with the cobs being picked and the plants put in the council compost. The husks will be taken off and the corn cobs frozen. We will eat some this weekend ...
... boiled up and then drizzled with butter. :)
It's not quite time for the runner beans to go to bed as they are late cropping and are still my main vegetable each day.
The beet root will be tackled tomorrow and will probably give up and go to bed with a bit of persuasion.
The leeks are the campers and will rest outside for the winter.
I've picked quite a few patty pan and will definitely grow them again next year, I think, even though they take up rather a lot of room and only yield little tiny morsels.
The spinach is still wide awake and will only go to bed when I've eaten it!
Oh courgette, your eyes are closing. Only another grill with cheese and tomato and then you will finally rest.
Now pear, I've already eaten one of you and one has dropped off into the strawberry patch and run away. Please don't drop off until you're a little softer and I can eat you for afters.
Keep bright and cheerful, apples, your bedtime isn't until October.
Strawberries, you are going to need a haircut before you go to bed. NO argument!
Little outdoor grapes, it seems a shame to eat you before you've had a decent half year's sleep. I'll just prune you a little before it gets cold. Then you can rest.
Night, sleep tight, to half the garden. See you in the springtime.