|From 03 Weather 2010|
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday wasn’t too bad for December with temperatures just about normal for the time of year.
The freezing weather of the last few weeks has resulted in temperatures down to minus 2.6°C in the greenhouse. Our stored squashes “Crown Prince” look to have survived under their covering of straw. These are good added to winter stews and for warming winter soups.
So far this winter I'm pleased with the survival of our straw protected vegetables, however the forecast is for more cold weather towards the end of the week giving our protection method another testing. Thursday the 17th is when the next cold spell is due to arrive with bitterly cold northerly winds. It was Thursday 16th December last year when the cold spell began and lasted for the rest of winter or that’s the way I remember it. The forecast this time is that the cold spell may last into the New Year.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 11:21