Saturday, 7 January 2012

Allotment visit

Friday was much better than the last few days with a reasonable amount of sunshine and the gale force conditions of the last few days had disappeared.

We thought we should visit the allotment to collect some fresh vegetables and discover what state the plot was in following the gales. Visiting the plot just after lunch we managed to pick a time when the sun had disappeared but with virtually no breeze it didn’t feel too cold.
We were pleased to discover that there didn't seem to be any damage at all and our greenhouse and shed had survived the gales intact. Most of our winter vegetables are still in good condition and we soon managed to gather what we thought was a pretty decent harvest for the first week of January.

As it’s the start of a new year I’ve decided to start a new page on my web site for our harvests from the plot for this year. Click here to see full details of our first harvest of 2012.

Whilst we were fortunate to have avoided any damage from the gale force winds that’s certainly not the case around Yorkshire where we live. Just a few miles away in the Pennines the winds were at their strongest and these wind turbines became rather high profile casualties of the gales. 
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  1. What a great first harvest of the year!

    Boy, the damage to the turbines is pretty scary!

  2. What a tremendous harvest! Isn't it wonderful to be able to gather so much at this time of year. Course ours has snow on top of it but I feel good just looking at yours.

  3. Hi Robin
    Worryingly there are plans to built thousands more turbines in our windiest locations.

    Hi Gardeningbren
    No sign of any cold weather let alone snow for us at the minute. Sadly we've now dug up all our carrots but plenty of other veggies still to harvest.


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