Friday, 27 October 2017

Dull and Mild

We've has a few rather nondescript days weather-wise. Over the last three days the high temperature each day has fallen from a rather unexpected high of 18.7°C (65.7°F) on Tuesday to a more normal 13.2°C (55.8°F) on Thursday. If the forecast is to be believed the downward trend will continue.
 Temperature and Solar Radiation Records 24-26 October 2017
We didn't actually have any sunshine on Thursday (the yellow line needs to be above 120W/m2 to register as sunshine) and it was the dullest day of the month to date.

We did manage a visit to the plot on Tuesday. Over the space of a month the afternoon's tasks have changed completely. Harvesting doesn't take up much time now as most of the time is taken up with pruning and clearing away spent crops. I even started a little bit of winter digging.
One surprise is that our chrysanthemums planted into our perennial bed in late spring have grown really well.
Hopefully, they'll provide us with some good cut flower material for a few weeks until we get a frost which will finish them off. Once that happens we're planning on cutting back the plants before digging them up and keeping the roots in the greenhouse over winter where they'll be protected from the worst of the weather.


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