We managed a toe freezing visit to the plot last week to harvest a few things and do a little work on the plot.
We had run out of fresh vegetables and as it wasn't raining or blowing a gale, we would have considered it a poor showing if we hadn't done a little work whilst we were there.
Martyn did a bit of renovation work to one of our compost bays. Our plot neighbour had sorted out an old fence panel for us, so the job couldn't be put off any longer.
I have also started a long overdue task of sorting a flower/rose/shrub border at the edge of the plot.
It doesn't look like I did much but the bed is matted with couch grass roots and it is going to be a long job. Before, Martyn spills the beans, I did have to stop for a chat with a couple of other plotters. A girl has to be sociable doesn't she and Martyn did spend some time
playing filming a piece of video which is available here
Of course the main reason for the visit was to harvest and we came away with this.
Another typical winter harvest but let's look closer. I think this carrot is our largest specimen ever.
The parsnips have been the best ever this year in size and shape.
We will move swiftly on with only a passing mention of the diminutive leeks.
We still have sprouts left on the plants.
The plants have been grown under enviromesh in an attempt to keep them clean. In the past they have attracted nasty, grey, brassica, aphids. This has worked but something has still nibbled at the outer leaves.
The damage doesn't look extensive enough to have been caused by slugs so I am thinking the culprit must be some sort of small caterpillar. The evidence is purely circumstantial as to date I have not come across the culprit.
Does anyone know who the nibbler may be?
I am linking to Harvest Monday at Michelle's blog From Seed to Table
Michelle is standing in whist Dave has a well earned break.