Tuesday, January 18

Survivors and casualties

Yesterday afternoon was dry and sunny so inspired the first trip of 2011 to the allotment. The visit wasn't without some trepidation - would the scene be one of devastation. As it turned out there was good and bad news. Generally speaking above ground bad - below ground good! Hopefully the photo album below provides a summary of the state of play. Martyn has posted more about our carrot harvest on his blog here.



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I have also started my 2011 diary on my website here

Talking of survivors this is my 800 post for this blog - almost an encyclopaedia!

16 comments:

  1. 800!! blimey... lol.

    177 posts later and catching :D

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  2. That's a lot considering how long you have been blogging Craig.

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  3. 800, you have more than 11 times more post that me. It is an encyclopedia, one that I am happy to read.
    I hope I can be as diligent as you have been.

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  4. It doesn't look so bad! I'd be quite pleased if mine looked that tidy.

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  5. Congratulations on your 800th post, any plans for what number 1000 will be yet?

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  6. 800 posts...that's a major WOW....I am hopefully going to the plot tomorrow...been to busy playing catch up with everything else today.

    Any idea how many comments you have received??

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  7. Your plot looks very good - no weeds in the garden beds. A lot of plants have survived, so you will have a good start in spring.

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  8. Congratulations on 800 posts. The allotment seems to be doing well, especially everything you're still harvesting from it.

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  9. Fer - you have made a much better start than I did so I'm sure you'll get there

    Things maybe never look as bad in photos Rob - it isn't as tidy as it looks maybe the untidy bits didn't get into the photos!

    Number 1000 Damo must be about a year away at least so no plans yet!

    No idea on total number of omments Tanya. In the comments archive there are 2002 but that has only been collating for a while hasn't it?

    You just can't spot the weeds from the photos Vrtlarica but I can assure you that there are weeds there!

    We were pleased to have something to harvest Jo - it just goes to show how hardy things are and the straw covering worked well on the carrots and beetroot.

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  10. okay apart from the cardoon (boke) it looks fabulous!!!! So jealous, we need to really get our fingers out *hangs head in shame*

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  11. Looks like they were mostly survivors. I hope you have some freezer space free...

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  12. Hi Carrie and Mark,
    The cabbages are a bit of a disaster. The red cabbage looked OK so we were going to have it for last night's dinner. I cut it in half and it was smelly and mushy inside so was taken out of the kitchen asap but stoll managed to leave a lingering smell!!

    Freezer space is increasing Mark but most of what we have is Ok to store in the garage at the moment!

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  13. Funny how we both posted about different aspects of survival!

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  14. Mine didn't include blood and gore though Linda - just mush!

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  15. I'll be ecstatic if my plot looks half as good - and productive - as yours this time next year! But first there are more armfuls of couch grass to dig out...

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  16. Mmm couch grass is a problem Janet but don't you think we are all more critical of our own patch?

    I'm sure your knock yours into shape and it will look wonderful.

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