Monday, February 15

The typical winter harvest

We managed a plot visit today in the bitter cold but it was worth it.

Just what we need for a lovely warming stew.

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  1. Ooh yes! That looks and sounds good. What parsnips are they Sue?

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    1. The parsnips are Gladiator, Belinda

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  2. Lovely produce. That will make a fine stew!!

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  3. A big, hearty, warming stew with all those!

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    1. It's smelling wonderful, Deborah

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  4. I notice that you always roughly trim and wash your produce at the plot before taking it home. Seems like a good thing to do, because presumably it saves carting veg-trimmings back to put in your compost bins, and saves taking loads of soil into your house!

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    1. The tap is alongside the compost bays, so yes the debris is added straight to the compost. Washing most of the mud off keeps the car cleaner. When it arrives home we keep it under cover outdoors until we need it as we find that it keeps fresh for longer that way,

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  5. Absolutely lovely. I'm very impressed at how blemish-free your carrots are. Love the look of those sprouts and the cabbage as well. A pretty good haul for February.

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    1. There is some splitting and slug damage, CJ and the worst affected go straight to the compost heap. Not bad though for the length of time sitting in soggy soil.

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  6. It's cold and snowy here, and stew sounds like just the ticket!

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    1. Bitterly cold today, Dave but no snow - yet - we will enjoy the stew tonight.

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  7. Well, now I'm jealous :) Those are some gorgeous mid-winter veg.

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  8. your leeks and cabbage looks so healthy!

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  9. Such a harvest! I'd love to see (and taste) the stew.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Susan. It;s a pity but I don't think you could make it in time for tonight's dinner.

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  10. Your carrots, leeks, and Brussels sprouts look lovely. I have never gotten beets to swell up or grow to any size but yours look amazing.

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    1. I am planning a beetroot dip with some of those Phuong

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  11. Brilliant harvest Sue, I could just eat a plate of those parsnips now - roasted of course! x

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  12. That's definitely worth a trip to the plot for. You'll be eating well again.

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    1. I even managed to prune the dreaded tayberry, Jo.

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  13. A lovely winter harvest. That reminds me to get onto planting parsnip seed for our upcoming winter. I've got carrot, brassicas and onions in the ground, but not parsnips. Yet.

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    1. Glad to be able to give you a reminder, Bek. Thanks for visiting.

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  14. Precioso huerto y frutas. Saludos.

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    1. Teresa gracias y gracias por su visita.

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  15. Mmmmm, creamy leek soup sounds delicious. I have never had a parsnip. I wouldn't know what to do with it. The only place I have even seen them available is at our farmers market. I only remember seeing them one time. It isn't a vegetable that is grown around here. Interesting.

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