Friday, 9 January 2015
Thursday was another rather mild day for January but by late evening the wind had picked up to gale force and the battering which is forecast to last through the weekend into the early part of next week had begun.
We visited the plot earlier in the week to harvest some fresh vegetable. Besides our fresh and frozen supplies we still have some of last year’s crop in store in our garage.
We've a couple of boxes of shallots and smaller onions to use up before we’ll need to begin buying from the greengrocer. I'm not expecting our supplies to last through until late May or early June when our new crop of overwintering onions will be ready to harvest.
Alongside the boxes of onions and shallots are our potatoes.
These too are keeping in good condition and despite the reasonably warm spell of weather for January they aren’t showing any signs of sprouting. We should have enough potatoes to last us through to the end of March. By this time any remaining potatoes will be sprouting and the potatoes themselves will be going soft and be of no use in the kitchen.
This year we are storing our pumpkins in the summerhouse to see if they survive better than they do if left in the greenhouse.
So far so good the pumpkins are still as firm as the day they went in the summerhouse. We've had a few cold nights and the temperature in summerhouse has been below freezing but they seem to have survived.
We're now hoping to get through the next few days of storms without any damage.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:48