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Ten Days to Christmas

The recent almost relentless rain held off yesterday afternoon, so I ventured down to my plot to check things out. The allotments were misty and quiet except for the squawking of several Crows and Magpies which were flying around looking for something to eat.  The ground was well saturated and even the grass paths were turning to mud when walked on. I picked enough Sprouts to fill a large plastic tray and cut 3 cabbages. The Sprouts will be kept back for Christmas dinner, if the wet weather continues I might not get back to the plot until after Christmas, I thought.
 Due to the wet ground I didn't bother to pull any of my remaining Carrots. I had a chat with one of my fellow plot holders, the usual topics of course,wet weather, arthritis, botritis and when not to buy a hosepipe. I will try and add some photographs to this post over the coming weekend. Bye for now. There's always tomorrow. 


  1. We haven't had any rain to speak of here but this morning there is very heavy frost - it's freezing out there - hope to be able to dig up some parsnips for Sunday lunch if the ground de-frosts a bit - if not I have some in store for occasions such as this.

  2. Hope the frost holds off so you can enjoy your Parsnips, they usually taste better after a good frost. I havn't done Parsnips for a few years. The last time I dug some up was just before Christmas about 4 years ago, The ground was so frozen it took me 20 minutes to lift the first one, without damaging it.

  3. Thanks so much for visiting my allotment blog, I didn't get enough time to grow sprouts this year at my plot, once all the heavy work was done etc but next year I will!

    All the best for 2012

  4. You're right the time certainly passes quickly when there is other work to do. It might be an idea to sow some Sprout seeds in trays this month or next and keep them undercover. They usually take some time to come to maturity.
    Regards Rooko.


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