And suddenly it is autumn. Dusk welcomes us home to Towerwater on our returns from Cape Town. Gone are the long leisurely evenings washed with daylight that stretched into the late hours.
The sprinkling of oak leaves on the lawn is a clear sign. Nature is striking the first chords of autumn.
|Mixed beetroot seedlings|
|Mixed carrot seedlings|
|Fruit and vegetables prepared for juicing|
The new beetroot and carrot bed is showing the promise of a healthy crop, with the plants coming up strongly. I have planted Black Nebula carrots along with a mix of purple, white, yellow and orange. To be honest, I prefer the straightforward orange carrot. But the other colours are such fun to have on a plate. It allows me to colour-play with my vegetables.
|Beetroot and apple juice|
The beetroot I planted is also a mix of white, yellow and purple, just for the fun of it. Last season’s bed of carrots and beetroot are still going strong. But at this advanced stage of their season, I prefer to use them in soups or juice them.
|Carrot and apple juice|
The garden is still producing healthy pickings of fruit that we either eat fresh, or use with the vegetables to make fresh juice blends.