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Late Autumn i sa ghairdín

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It took a while for the garden to get going this Spring and that lateness has continued through the Autumn.  Its the beginning of October and the garden is still, splendidly, in full harvest mode.

 I've finally cut back the peonies and have harvested the last of the tomatoes, bringing them inside to ripen.  The sweetcorn is also ready to be harvested and should make some tasty treats this week.  I'm planning on allowing the mixed lettuce to self-seed this year...we'll see how that works out.

The pumpkin, kale, leeks and potatoes are all going from strength to strength (so far).
I'll harvest the pumpkin around Hallowe'en but I'm going to leave the leeks and potatoes to over winter.  There are still blackberries ripening and apples on the tree.

The chives have exploded so I've had to cut them back and the mint has reproduced multiple times, making a mini mint area at the side.  The most striking thing, though, during this extremely mild Autumn is the things …