Seeds of a new season

I am slowly coming to terms with it being autumn.   I don’t really mind it so much as a season, but the thing that does bother me about it most is the year is whizzing by so fast.  Days are turning into weeks and weeks into months and before we know it, it will be Easter!  I’m still feeling my way in this new year.  I’m still accidentally writing 2015 on things as the six feels too much of a stretch.

Even the flowers are showing off their autumnal beauty

Even the flowers are showing off their autumnal beauty

But it  I look around the garden is tell me what my mind doesn’t want to believe  – we are indeed well into the year and the autumnal feel is working it’s way into our days.  The earth is releasing  that comforting earthy smell as it absorbs moisture and rehydrates itself after a sun baked summer.  The crops are tired and really need to be pulled out, but instead I’ll try to limp them along as long as I can.  It is still a busy time.  Come and see…

Come again soon – the garden is going to slowly reveal the structure as the crops are removed.

Sarah the Gardener  : o)

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11 Comments on “Seeds of a new season

  1. Loved seeing your garden Sarah. Mine is the same way.I think by the end of the season we just don’t want look at another weed. I often wonder what it would be like with no weeds. I think they must have a purpose in the scheme of things if not to challenge us daily. I have accepted that my garden will never be perfect and thats okay with me. You know what they say bare soil means new weeds.

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    • I don’t think gardens are ever perfect as they are always a work in progress. Sometimes images in books and magazines can make us feel like we’ll never achieve the perfection like in the picture, but the perfection comes from serving up something delish that is so fresh it is bursting with flavour! The weeds are just an annoying thing that helps keep you fit as you bend over and over to keep pulling them out!
      Cheers Sarah : o)

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  2. I like the idea of a video Sarah, beautifully put together I may add. It gives us a good idea of your garden and what you are growing. Very enjoyable.

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  3. Sarah, I really enjoy your videos. I’m glad you’re still getting a few more ears of corn for tea and those pears! Oh my they’re delicious.

    What will you do with the squash when it’s ready? Do you freeze it? Best of luck evading the white moth. There is always something competing for food in the garden, eh?

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    • Hi Alys. The pears have been fabulous. The squash will make lovely soups and be roasted and used in all sorts of wonderful comfort foods throughout the winter. I normally just wash them in a mild bleach solution to get rid of any baddies lurking on the skin, cure them by leaving them in the sun for a couple of weeks then store them in a cool dry place and they last for most of the winter.
      ‘They’ are saying that the weather conditions this season have been perfect for the white moth and so the numbers across the country are far more than usually seen at this time of year. I do prefer growing my brassicas in the winter so we avoid this problem. At least we don’t have squirrels!
      Cheers Sarah : o)

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  4. I feel like this year is taking longer to take hold. I usually am well beyond still writing the last year by now but have to correct myself more often than not still…

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