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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Picked this week and the return of winter 24th February 2013

After a brief interval of sunshine and warmth at the beginning of the week, the weather's turned icy again. Temperatures are barely above 3 or 4 degrees by afternoon and scrappy snow is trying to fall - the good side is that none has settled yet!
At the beginning of the week, we moved some strawberry plants from home to the allotment and planted out some brassica seedlings - a mix of kale, cabbage and cauliflower. I'm hoping these will be ok now the weather's so much colder.
The only lifted crop this week was a couple of leeks from the garden and sadly they were badly damaged by leek beetles.
We've now moved on to our last sack of stored potatoes so could ideally do with a few more this coming year - though as we've bought lots of reduced-price seed this week, that shouldn't be a problem.


  1. nothing like you're own potatoes, so much fun planning for the year ahead, we are still buried in many feet of snow,

    1. At least we don't have snow :) even if it does fall again, it surely can't last long. Longing to get out there and digging and planting though.