A quick look around the allotment. I’ve had some cracking harvests this year; including a 33lb marrow and another which was around 40lb. My potatoes have been lifted, although I’m not happy with the Sarpo Mira crop. I’ve also got my winter veg in and the last of the summer veg is coming to an end.
The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder. Thankfully there isn’t much to do on the plot at this time of year, so if you’ve got any projects or changes you want to make, now is the time to do it. (more…)
Brussels Sprouts is a hardy slow growing vegetable that belongs to the brassica family. It is a staple vegetable throughout winter and tastes even better when the plant has been exposed to a frost.
March is the month when the weather usually starts to get better and things are springing into action. March is the meteorological beginning of spring but the weather can still be bad, and can catch people out. (more…)
Spring is just around the corner but yet February can still be one of the coldest months of the year. If the weather permits you can start some early sowing or even plant outside. However, if the conditions aren’t right, delay your sowing until the weather warms up a little.
In this episode I show you my cold frame and make a start filling it with horse manure. Also I pick some more sprouts for tea and give them a feed with a high nitrogen feed. I also harvest some carrots.
January is a time to catch up on those winter jobs that you’ve not done yet. I normally spend winter completing projects and generally preparing the ground for the season ahead (thats if the ground isn’t frozen). Even if you aren’t planning any projects, here’s some things you can do in January. (more…)