Winter is Coming!
It’s getting close to that time of year. We will be doing the rounds of all the gardens, who have requested our closing service, to clean-up and plant some garlic before the winter. If you have not opted for the service this year and would like to be included in our closing schedule, it’s not too late. We are planning to start closing our gardens around the last week of October and the first week of November, so get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you put your garden to bed.
We also still have plenty of fish emulsion fertilizer here at the shop if you are closing out your garden yourself and need to give your soil an extra boost.
Everything Must Go!
Whether you have a closing service or not, it’s time to start thinking about harvesting the last of the food. In the next couple of weeks you’ll want to root through all your plants and squirrel away whatever you can find. It’s time to stock up on the last of the deliciousness and start making jams, chutneys, sauces and soups that can last you for months. Don’t let those still-green tomatoes go to waste either, there are plenty of recipes you can find online for green tomato relishes, salsas, and ketchups that you’ve got to try. Kale goes really nicely with parsnips in a thick and cream potage and those peppers can be pretty nicely pickled. T’is the season for creativity in the kitchen!