Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!!

Apart from regular visits to top up the compost bin there isn't a lot doing on the plot at the moment, the ground to wet and heavy and it sticks to your boots like a bugger.

As you can see below my last post on the parsnip potential proved right and we got a couple of lovely specimens for the xmas dinner table, lovelty and sweet after the frosts. The leeks were good and strong and I'll be trying a new creamed leeks recipe this weekend and some mashed swede I think.

The sprouting brocoli is doing well, a bit pushed over by the wind but none the worse off for it.I never got round to taking the cold frame down so no winter lettuce's for me.

The seed order for next year is already here and I'm eager to get planting, seed spuds this year I'll buy local.

Roll on the warmer weather!!!!!!!


Melanie Rimmer said...

Hi, I found your blog whilst browing for other allotment gardening/self-sufficiency blogs. I have added you to my links at

If you'd like to link back to me that would be great, but of course it is entirely up to you.


Matron said...

I bet your Christmas dinner was all the better for having freshly dug veggies on the table. I just managed to take a Christmas Day blog picture before they went into the oven. Nothing beats it. Look forward to reading your blog in the Spring.

Dicky said...

Hi Melanie,

Link has been addded

Thank you