Sunday, 13 January 2013

First Visit of 2013

Saturday was rather chilly but we needed some fresh vegetables so we made our first trip of the new year to the plot to see if we could do some harvesting before any of the forecasted snow arrives.

We managed a good harvest which is detailed here. Our carrots are still in reasonable condition despite the very wet soil conditions they've been left in this winter.
These are Autumn King a variety that normally performs well for us. However not all the carrots lifted were in such good condition as some had obviously split in the wet growing conditions of last summer leaving the insides of the carrots open to attack from all sorts of nasties lurking in the soil.
Not very pleasant at all but luckily for us this has only happened to one or two carrots the rest still being in good condition even if some were strangely shaped..

Copyright: Original post from Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. i really must do better with winter veg this year, I'm missing my trips to the plot to do a bit of harvesting.

    1. It was a little bit nippy on the fingers giving the veg a quick wash!

  2. Had a spell at the plot clearing out the brassica patch yesterday.

    Woke up to snow falling this morning. Having a guilt free lazy Sunday as a result of the weather!

    1. We're supposed to get some snow late evening and into tomorrow. Perhaps the forecast will be wrong


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