September seed status and the finished picalilli 

Steven went through a cupboard tonight that hadn't been looked into since we moved in!! Anyway it's nice and tidy now and a couple of things that were in there are now up around the Aga. The fork and spoon is from Ste's Gran's house when she was alive. The clock is from our old kitchen. 


What do you think?

I also wanted to give you an update of what seedlings I have growing. Please bear in mind that these are trials as I want to know what I can grow through the autumn and winter and what I can make use of the polytunnel for.

There's the different calabrese that claimed they could be late planting.

Different lettuce and perpetual spinach varieties. These will be for the polytunnel.

More winter salad varieties and the cauliflower that simply won't germinate well.

Cut and come again salad varieties, Kale and pak choi I think here.


There's some other seedlings that are outside that I didn't photograph that are ready to go in the ground so that's a job for the weekend.

I managed to get the picalilli done tonight. I never knew you didn't cook the veg, or if you do I missed that step! Another month and I'll taste the first jar. I'll make some more in the mean time now I know how easy it is.

I'm going to invest in a label printer I think, to give the jars a professional finish. 


Today's been a long day at work but we got out for a nice walk with the dogs as a family and I had an hour in the kitchen so I can't complain.