Coldframe Saved, Leaves Swet and Carrots Harvested


It’s been ten days since I last got down to the plot, losing Mr Cigs didn’t exactly put me in a mood to do anything and the near continuous rain doesn’t help, although I suppose I could have gone and played in the greenhouse.

Sunday was a gorgeous day but we went to visit my daughter in Yorkshire, so this afternoon it was time for some fresh air.

The tall coldframe had blown over in the recent winds, so Larry had kindly put it safely in the big greenhouse but everything else seemed OK. The council have come and retrieved some wood chippings but there is still enough for all piled up so I re-covered most of the paths on plot 29. It’s surprising how they go down and at some point I can strip off the top layer, use the compost formed underneath and re-lay the top layer with more chippings.

Ideally, I would have done some digging but the soil is still pretty wet, so not the best condition for digging.

We’d cleared leaves from the front of the house that had blown off nest door’s tree and formed drifts like snowdrifts, so these went down to the plot as well. I’m surprised the council men haven’t dropped any leaves off as they usually do and they’re certainly falling off the trees now.

Despite the soil being sodden, managed to harvest a few carrots. They won’t win any shows but they’ll taste well. Amazing smell to newly harvested carrots that you never seem to get in supermarket carrots.

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