Last Tues was a beautiful sunny day, not very warm but more Spring like than wintry.
As I am writing this on Fri evening we are under 6ins of snow!
I needed to finish off some work on the plot which the last cold spell interrupted.It was quite pleasant from around 12.30 to around 3.30 pm but then I could feel the cold creeping into my bones, a couple of other hardy souls were doing likewise and we wished each other Happy Christmas as we knew we may not be out again with this next cold spell on the way.
I dug the rest of the parsnips, one very big one again not quite as big as the last monster and some normal sized ones.
I pulled some turnips and leeks and brought home the last of the lollo rosso lettuce from the greenhouse.
The sun disappeared behind the old orchard wall at 3.35 pm!It was more to the southwest instead of west which it does in the summer. Once the sun had gone the cold really set in and it was time to pack up and leave.
I extended the rhubarb bed as last season it was growing on the side of the bed because it was too narrow, it was mulched with a few wheel barrow loads of manure to protect it during the winter months when extremely low temps are forecast.
Thyme waiting for the turkey stuffing !
The swede turnips are looking a little forlorn as the recent frosts have got the leaves. I removed the netting from the Brussels sprouts, the sprouts are in the freezer so I left the stalks standing with some smaller sprouts and leaves for the pigeons.
I noticed these strange black fungi growing under the turnips.They may have been lighter before the frosts got them.
The lollo rosso survived the cold and frost in the greenhouse, I pulled them and brought them home as they may not have gotten through the next one.They are in one of the grow bags vacated by the tomatoes.
I tidied the shed and brought home my jackets etc as work on the plot is finished now until Spring 2011!We will only be picking any veg which is still in the ground so visits will be short.