Friday, 26 December 2008

The Experiment (2)

Further to my previous posting about the over-winter carrots, noticed this morning that the true leaves are now appearing. Had also noticed a couple of days ago, a slug trail in one of the pots. Pleased to report that the precautions taken have resulted in one massive, but very dead slug.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Sunday Dinner

Popped down the plot for some veg for Sunday dinner. Got some purple sprouting broccoli about 3 months early, swede & carrots for a root veg mash and needed a parsnip to go with it.

First one came up - too good for today for 2 people - set aside for Christmas, next one came up, also too large, so I'll give that to the lady who gives me the horse muck, next one up was only slightly smaller, but got to stop digging somewhere.

All lined up for a photo shoot with one of my smelly trainers. Weigh over 8 lbs between them.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb......

The rhubarb on Mrs. Digger's plot is early every year. This year is not exception, apart from the fact that it's BLOOMING early. It'll get a bit of a shock come a sharp frost or two.

I've no idea of the variety, it came with the territory, but we're the first ones on our site to have rhubarb crumble each year!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Today's Pickin's

Ventured up to the plot despite today's freezing temps, as we were getting low on the already harvested stuff. As three generations were here for dinner today, I thought I'd better make the effort.

Along with the leeks and carrots, these two beauties jumped into my carrier bags. (Dear Santa, can I have a trug for Christmas?).