Last of the summer crops

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Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

As summer proper recedes and we move into early autumn, the thermometer drops to below 100F (40C) for the first time in months. Whilst still pretty warm, it’s time to start thinking about winter crops! We get such a short non-summer growing season, that unless one makes the decision to change crops, there simply isn’t long enough before the winter temperatures give way to spring, and then off we go again…

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This week will see me ripping out the failed sweetcorn stubs, some of the peppers (coz we simply have enough dried and frozen), and the aubergine (eggplant) and okra for the same reasons. You can’t germinate that many of the winter crop seeds in our late summer warmth, so I have opted for seedlings bought from guys who farm higher up in the hills. Busy week ahead me thinks 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Last of the summer crops

  1. My tgreen tomatoes are harvested and chutneyed!

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  2. I’m with you .. Bring them in for more sizeable seedlings 😄

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  3. John says:

    Always a tough call after summer’s prolonged heat. Around here, seed planted too early dies if 100 degrees returns, too late in the game, not enough growth to get a crop. And frankly, too tired of fighting weeds and irrigating to clear the beds and start over. Kudos, Spike, you are determined.

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  4. Wow, looks great! I really miss the end of summer salads and soups my mom would make with her crops in Tennessee. 🙂 Enjoy those last days of sunshine and warmth!

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