September 2016 diary entry
Details of what was sown/planted in September
For September 2017 weather summary
Details of our September harvest
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This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.
I have decided to keep the weekly format
1 - 3 September
Visited Potteric Carr nature reserve
Dug remaining potatoes
Started pruning Glencoe raspberry
Tomatoes now ripening quickly
4 - 10 September
Very little gardening this week other than some harvesting
Finished pruning and tying in of Glencoe
Started pruning jostaberries and gooseberries
Harvested first grapes, sweetcorn, sweet red pepper and Snackbite pepper
Being visited by lots of goldfinches
Brought first box of onions home to store in summerhouse over winter
Picked some lavender
11 - 17 September
Only one plot visit this week mainly to harvest
Orchids flowering but the leave look pale and discoloured
Not able to get to the plot and so annuals have been sown in modules
Quince now ripening well
Brassicas in cold frame growing well
Lots of ripe tomatoes
18 - 24 September
Very autumnal this week
Runner beans have been flattened
Picked and froze all sweetcorn
Picking Snackbite peppers.
Pulled some spring onions.
Picked Egremont Russet and Fiesta apples and Invincible pear
Annual seeds are germinating except for nigella and larkspur.
25 - 30 September
Planted cauliflowers, kale, broccoli and cabbage
Harvested quince and more apples and pears.
annual seedlings are growing well
Cut back passion flower which was taking over