The veg patch in early autumn

010In the warm early autumn there are still stripey beetroots and flowers growing in the garden veg patch. There are a few clusters of elderberries left on the tree, and a couple of blackberries hidden in the most shaded part of the wild area.

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022Picking vegetables, herbs and flowers from the garden at this late stage of the year seems like an extra treat. This year I feel as if I am getting time to fully enjoy the autumn, whilst gently preparing for the winter. Once the beetroots are all picked I plan to transplant rosemary, thyme, parsley and sorrel into the veg patch over the winter, in the hope that some may survive, or grow back in the spring.Today I have also started to paint Mia’s wooden playhouse…having put this job off for two or three years! I have taken some before photos and will take some more once it is complete; I hope to share them soon.

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039The chioggia beetroot picked today were roasted with some carrots, olive oil, thyme leaves and flowers. A very simple and earthy side dish to have with mozzarella baked tortellini.

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