Sunday, 26 December 2010

Snow, snow and more snow

I am so glad I dug up my parsnips when I did!!

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Yes, I braved it back to the allotment plot 144 and dug up a few parsnips for Christmas Day.  As advised by the kind lady from Green Lane Allotments, as long as I left them muddy they will store well, so I have put them in this old mushroom crate and into the store room by the garage.

So thank you GLA for your sound advice - with another cold snap predicted I would have a hard job digging them out of solid icy ground!!

If I don't blog again *MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR* to you all.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

First Broad Beans

Yes, I have managed to walk to the allotment today in -2 degrees, so my smile is currently frozen to my face.  I had to get my kitchen scraps down there, or they would start to pile up and I would have to get the bike trailer out to get them there soon!

Anyway since the 2ft of snow that we  had I am sad to report that my Brassica Cage (yes, your guess is as good as mine - remember that?  it's gone.  The snow crushed it so I went last week to salvage what I could of what was left.  Some of the rods were totally snapped and others badly bent under the strain of the weight!!

This means that I have now exposed my Brussel Sprouts to the eliments and the wildlife, so the thought of eating home grown sprouts for Xmas this year may not happen after all.  I will probably get a few savoy cabbages and if we don't get a white Xmas I might be able to did some parsnips up - although I might just go and do this tomorrow and just bung them in the freezer??

Anyway the good news is that Junior's Broad Beans have sprung to life........