Monday, 21 November 2016

A Cold, Wet Weekend

There's not much gardening going on at the moment. The weekend turned out to be cold and wet although we missed the worst of storm Angus.
Temperature & Rainfall 19-21 November 2016 (to 10:30 am on 21st)
Although November has been colder than I'd expect we have had some decent days with spells of sunshine and not much rain. More recently that dry weather has disappeared but that hasn't really introduced any milder weather normally associated with rainier conditions. As you can see even though it was wet over the weekend the temperature has struggled up to a maximum of about 6°C or 43°F. Our average temperature for November stands at 6.2°C (43.2°F) which wouldn't be out of place in the winter months of December, January or February.

We've still got plenty of potatoes stored in sacks in our garage. I retrieved a couple of buckets full this week.
Potatoes - Casablanca lifted on 08 August 2016
These Casablanca potatoes are a first early variety which produced a bumper crop this year. They were lifted a little over three months ago now. They've kept well and are still very tasty when cooked. The only slight drawback is that they can break down slightly if not cooked with a little bit of care.


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