Total October harvest = £49.33 /8.06 kg (2010 = £126 /11.6kg)
Full details of weekly harvests at bottom of page.
Week 23: October 2 – 8
Total for week = £13.76 / 2.75 kg (2010: £38.2 /3.13kg)
Here’ a picture of my growing diary for the week. Just realised that I’ve never posted a picture of it. I use it to record all the harvests, then transfer the info to an Excel spreadsheet to add up all the totals. Not the neatest diary, as you can see – but it sort of works!
And here’s a bowl of vegetables that starred on TV! Vertical Veg was invited to appear briefly on Alan Titchmarsh’s afternoon ITV show – and I harvested these in the morning to show his viewers would could be grown on just a few windowsills. The prickly looking things are Fat Baby Achocha.
Week 24: October 9 – 15
Total for week = £17.22 /2.43 kg (2010: £34.72 /3.44kg)
The last few tomatoes of the year are particularly precious. Here’s a line up of different varieties in the kitchen – all grown on just four window sills.
Week 25: October 16 – 22
Total for week = £8.91 / 1.41kg (2010: £31.64 /3.16kg)
Noticeable drop in harvests this week – mostly because we’re redecorating the front of the house (ready for our move) and the growing boxes there have been dismantled. A sad moment. I try to console myself with the fact that harvests would be dropping anyway now.
Week 26: October 23 – 29
Total for week = £9.44 / 1.47kg (2010: £22.03 /1.84kg)
The last Round Iranian Chillies are harvested – these will be dried for use during the winter. We also eat some beautiful looking cavelo nero. Another year I would have saved the cavelo nero for later in the winter, early spring (it’s very hardy). But as we are moving, we dive into it now!
Harvest Details October 2011