je suis dan le jardin
yes, all day today I have been in my garden. Coming up the end of summer and there was alot to do. I stirred my comfrey tea and turned the compost heap. Then I got stuck into tidying my vegetable garden - getting it ready for autumn planting. I had planned on pulling my tomato plants out but there are still quite alot of tomatoes ripening on the vines so that it looks like I can leave the plants in for a few more weeks. So I went about tidying the plants and picking the fruit - the chooks got quite a lovely feast of damaged tomatoes - mainly from snails having a little munch - but I managed to collect 3 large bowls of tomatoes for us! It is so soul satisfying to gather the fruit of your own labour. I understand completely why my Grandfather loved his veggie patch.grandfathers garden The pumpkin vine is rampant but I just don't understand why on this huge vine, that there is only one pumpkin. It is up over the mattress base and onto the fence and 1 pumpkin! I did all the right things, maybe it is because of the all the rain we had when the the flowers were forming. We let the chooks out to have a scrounge and while I was tidying up I kept throwing them persimmons that had fallen onto the ground. Love the way they run at you as if they are going to miss out! It got quite hot during the middle of the day so I took a leaf out of master richard's garden - sweet alice and painted my plant stakes with left over paint. I only did 4 but at least that is a start. It should look quite quaint when they are all different colours.