Food Growing

Late July Harvest

On July 15th I made the third and final harvest of my miniature raised bed. A cabbage had grown in the carrot patch so this came down. And the carrots and beetroot came up. For a brief period I left the largest carrot plant flowering, thinking of maybe letting it run to seed, but then I thought better of that. I covered the bed with mesh and sowed spinach and rocket in the space vacated to grow through the winter untroubled by pests. Finally I composted the knackered looking beetroot tops, not deigning to eat them this time.