Previously, whilst living in Normandy, France we have had frosts as early as the end of September but this year it has been the most amazingly mild Autumn. It means everything is still growing and the vegetable garden at Eco-Gites of Lenault looks a complete mess ... because everything includes weeds and grass. I have not had time to do any weeding and it is too damp to mow the grass.
|The grass is still growing|
I also noticed slugs out in force around my newly planted out Spring cabbages, so although I am enjoying this T-shirt weather, a sharp frost or two would not go amiss. Not before I have harvested the rest of my veggies though! The late beans, carrots and beetroot I sowed have done fantastically:
|Late Yellow French Beans|
And with the continued mild weather we have things flowering that you would never normally expect 2 days short of November:
|Late Flowering Nasturtiums (with honey bee)|
|Late Flowering Ferverfew|
|Late Flowering Passion Flower|
Oh and I have found out that if you pick a red cabbage but don't get round to eating it and you leave it upside down it will sprout new red cabbage "flowers" from the base. A cut cabbage or lettuce stalk will often put up baby plants if left but I would never have believed they would grown from an upside down cut plant!
|Red Cabbage "Flowers"|
Have you had a mild Autumn ... or perhaps you are on the other side of the world and heading to Spring ... or somewhere hot where winter in your main veggie growing time. Do let us know how your garden is doing right now.
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