Thankfully we are not near to any flood plains or bursting rivers. I really feel for those who have been inundated. Way back in 1968 my parents house was flooded with sewerage ridden river water. It took a long time to sort out and was very unpleasant for us and our neighbours. The allotment is on the side of a hill so relatively safe from the water. Even so the ground is very wet and I am trying to avoid walking on it as the structure will be ruined. We are still picking chard, lambs lettuce, cabbages and digging up Jerusalem artichokes and lovely turnips. I have found that peeling, par-boiling and roasting the artichokes seems to reduce the ‘windy’ effect of these wonderful tubers. Although it might just mean we are all getting used to them. In addition the Oca did well due to the long autumn with little frost and we still have some leeks growing.
I put onions sets and garlic corms into the ground in November and they seem to be shooting. I am a bit surprised that they have not rotted away. This month (February) I need to prune the raspberries as they are supposed to be autumn fruiting and do a general tidying up but I will have to wait until the gales and wet weather has abated a bit. I managed to re-wood chip the path but that has really been all since before Christmas.
What’s happened already?
- @EE you need to follow me so I can DM 2 weeks ago
- @EE yes I did check the site but it said all was fixed. There is a signal now but was not one long after you were reporting it as fixed 2 weeks ago
- @EE we still have no signal in the Suffolk area of Woodbridge/Framlingham /Stowmarket area even though the website says it is fixed. 2 weeks ago
- Well done Baron Bigod declared the new Brie standard in UK on Sunday Brunch- it is a superb Suffolk cheese. 1 month ago
- Made 10 Ltrs of Cider and picked these lovely veg over the weekend. https://t.co/77fO8hMCPU 3 months ago
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