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Saturday, 26 December 2009

after the frost

the snow has melted away at last. have had over a week with daytime temperatures barely above freezing - today is mild by comparison and sunny.
taken the cloche back off of the broad beans - the stems of some look completely rotted through from the frost and only likely to survive by shooting from the bottom of the stem.
also opened up the front of the sten house - all the plants in there should be frost hardy, just thought last week's super cold spell might have been too much for them - all of these look ok, brought the hyacinth bulbs inside just before Christmas as I thought they'd had enough of a cold snap to start them growing.
peas, leeks and brassicas that were looking very bad during the frost have now picked up again.

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