Monday, February 18

Replenishing stocks

We managed a plot visit on Saturday with the intention of replenishing our fresh vegetable stock. For various reasons it's been a while since our last plot visit so we weren't sure that we would have any vegetables in a fit state to harvest, however we were pleasantly surprised and came away with a sizeable haul.
The beetroot were the biggest surprise as we had expected the roots to have been frosted. The layer of straw with which they were covered seems to have done its job.

A soup making session is planned for this week!

Visit Daphne's Dandelions for more Harvest Monday posts.

PS: The seed potatoes have now been set out in the greenhouse to start chitting. Martyn has written about this on his blog here and also listed the varieties that we are trying.  So far that is as far as we have come to any seed sowing or planting!


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

40 comments:

  1. That's a great haul, and they say that this period is the hungry gap. They obviously haven't seen your allotment.

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    1. Our hungry gap will come up soon, Jo

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  2. Very jealous of your haul but well done

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  3. Your harvest looks great! The photo looks nice and sunny, just the sort of weather that's a perk-me-up this time of year.

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    1. It perks me up too Kelli. Sunshine and the birds singing - wonderful

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  4. What a lovely harvest this week. Good eating to be had in that nice variety and everything looks very good for a late winter harvest.

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    1. We were pleased with it Kit - thanks for visiting.

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  5. I didn't know cabbages could survive winter. I envy you the green grass too...we are still knee deep in snow.

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    1. They can as long as the pigeons don't get them TPals. I sympathise with your snow problem - I'm hoping we don't get any more but the green is a bit deceptive - it would soon turn to brown if we kept walking on it as it is really soggy

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  6. Looks like the plot survives OK without too much attention then! I wish I had all that lot available still.

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    1. Not totally Mark but that's for another post!

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  7. Wow, what a haul. I hope to be so lucky when our winter arrives.

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  8. Wow, that really is a good haul. It looks like you won't have to visit the plot again for a while.

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    1. Some went to my sister Michelle and I used quite a bit in soup that has been frozen. Hopefully we will get there this afternoon to do some work!

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  9. Wonderful take. Beautiful assortment and I bet that will be a lovely soup.

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  10. Well that beats going to the supermarket!

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  11. That's good harvest! The vegetable have survive the weather!

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    1. But some hasn't survived the pigeons, Malar

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  12. What a lovely surprise harvest for you, the cabbages look great and I'm sure the soup will be delish!!

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  13. Ooh, that is fabulous! We really must try to organise our plot so that we have more than just leeks to harvest at this time of year!

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  14. Great harvest Sue! I wish I had such harvest myself, maybe someday I will - all I have to do is to read all your blog and find out how do you care for your garden to have such amazing crops in February! :)

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    1. You will Dewberry. There's my website to go at too accessed from the tabs at the top of the blog :)

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  15. Oh wow - what a great haul. Especially impressed because your harvest is pretty much all the things I have problems growing. Except beetroot - I grow good beetroot.

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    1. Oh dear, Liz - if at first etc. We are trying celery again for the umpteenth time

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  16. That's a fine harvest for mid-February.

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  17. Oh wow, I don't grow vegetables, but I think I can appreciate what a great harvest that was for this time of year!

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  18. A great haul for winter; Working on getting my spring stuff in the ground

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  19. That is an amazing haul! I never grow anything over winter, due to things rotting or being eaten (by anything but me) but I am beginning to think I might go back to it. I've been seeing so many successful crops lately and I really think I should give it a go again

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    1. You should, Anna. Home grown food is especially welcome at this time of year.

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  20. Such a wonderful harvest...I haven't checked my parsnips yet...really need to dig some up!

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    1. We need to pop to the allotments to restock Tanya a- that is if there is anything left.

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