Jams and Chutneys
Autumn is the perfect time to start preserving ... with just a little time and effort, a large heavy-based pan, wooden spoon and a handful of sterilised jars you can make fantastic preserves at home.
Here's a recipe for caramelised onion chutney, one of the chutneys that we made using produce grown on our site in recent weeks to take to the fantastic Let's Eat Glasgow local food festival to give folk a taste.
If you bought some, we hope you enjoy it - once opened, keep refrigerated and try to use within 4 weeks.
Things to do in September
Start clearing autumn debris
Move evergreen shrubs and stop feeding trees and shrubs in containers
Divide overgrown perennials
Harvest marrows and the last of your courgettes
Lift the maincrop potatoes
Plant out spring cabbage and sow winter lettuce
Continue to harvest apples and pears
Pick autumn-fruiting raspberries
From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence
Saving seed crop by crop
Saving seeds is an exciting and money saving way to complete the growing season. It lets you preserve a favourite fruit or vegetable variety to grow again next year or swap with other schools or gardening groups.
Sweet potato and red pepper chowder
A bowlful of sweet and spicy comfort to warm you up after you've put the garden to bed for the winter.