Monday, 15 February 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Prompted by another blogger's "What's in your kitchen draw" feature (Thanks Sue) I collected together a selection of stirring and whisking devices from our kitchen just for the fun of it! From top to bottom
Dough mixer (Scandanavian)
Double sided wooden spoon
Yes I'm going stir crazy!
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Visiting the allotment today for the first time for a week the brassica patch has been decimated by the pigeons, taking advantage of the snow weighing down the netting. The Brussel sprout tops are gone but the sprouts on the stalk are untouched! The spring cabbages have taken a serious hit though.
The carrot patch cover was droopy, but completely pigeon proof.
And the crop has benefited from some frost protection from net and snow. I dug up some monster carrots today:
Thursday, 21 January 2021
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
We are in the season of root vegetables. It is high season for Jerusalem artichoke. Celeriac, parsnip, swede are in their element. Carrots and beetroot are still soldiering on while potatoes are all in storage. Always keen on trying something "exotic". Salsify and scorzonera take it turn about and this year we have grown scorzonera (sometimes called black salsify)
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
|Loosing the head|
Monday, 4 January 2021
First prize has to go to parsnips. 5 roots out of 5 and all of them stout and long, The only problem with them was that they grew so strongly that their leaves flopped over their neighbours, depriving them of light.
The leeks also showed well with 6 out of 6 transplants growing long if slender. Some bonus parsley was also grown in the same square foot.
The pigeons had a good go at the Swedes but three survived and grew larger than tennis ball size after netting. These would have happily waited for Burns' night on 25th January.