We only managed one visit to the plot which was on Sunday so we only just managed a harvest to report.
Root crops are the main feature of the latest harvest. We leave the roots in the ground until we need them as we have found that they store better this way.
When the chance of an extended cold snap approaches we will cover the roots with a mulch to offer some protection but most winters the crops manage to survive.
On our plot the root crops come in irregular shapes. They are the epitome of wonkiness but this does not diminish their taste.
The parsnips are the first of the season to be harvested and we will be happy if the rest are as large as these. Germination of the first sowing was very patchy and so more seeds were sown in the gaps so maybe we can expect some variability in size.
The cauliflower head wasn't the same pristine white as the ones harvested previously. I don't expect it enjoyed the flurry of snow that we were treated to on Wednesday. November is far too early for snow, what are the weather elves thinking? The cauliflower is destined for a vegetable curry so the head wouldn't have stayed white for long anyway.
Just as we were heading home I decided to check on the alpine strawberries and was rewarded with a few berries to add to our fruit salad.
Even the large strawberries are making a valiant effort to produce fruit.
Some are even trying to ripen. As soon as they spot a slight tinge of redness the creatures make a move on the fruit. I don't imagine any fruit that managed to avoid being nibbled would be of a standard worth picking but you have to admire the plant's determination.
The annual flowers have been battered into submission but I still managed to pick some flowers for the house.
This time of year wouldn't be the same without chrysanthemums. Once the tomatoes had finished flowering in the plot greenhouse, I dug up the chrysanthemums that had been planted out on the plot over summer. These were replanted in crates and replaced the tomatoes.
The plants were originally bought as potmums but once they had finished flowering they were planted into larger pots where they soon revert to more substantial plants. Last year's potmums were popped into the garden greenhouse. The ones in this greenhouse actually produced most of the flowers for the above vase. I'll be on the lookout for more colours when we visit the supermarket or garden centre.