week 41

17th November – 23rd November 2008

Forecast the cold front will arrive on Friday this week, during the week we have excellent weather, dry and bright for a change of the dull days…….

Highlights

During this week I have harvested the Jerusalem Artichoke, absolutely deliciously when cooked, sweet in taste and yummy and true to the word that they sometime refer to gold-dust.  I have sowed some cress and they have germinated and ready to go with my sandiwich.  Also I have done some autumn digging to prepare the soil for the coming new year……..

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Week 40

10th November – 16th November 2008

Rain and rain and rain came back this week, I popped down to the allotment mainly to fill in the compost bins, caught a bright spell (damp air but not rain while the sun trying to stand in) prepare a spot for my next sow of board beans…..and sow them eventually; the second lot…..

Highlights

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The other highlights are: the Spring Onion has shoot up…..the October sowed board beans has shoot up too……my first trial of the Jerusalem Artichokes look like ready to harvest, the edible roots…..

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Cooking all these vegetables is another exciting adventure, here is some Mizuna Leaves that I use from my allotment put into plates………yum yum.

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Week 39

3rd November – 9th November 2008

At long last the new USA president election is over, Barack Obama is the new guy for the country…..

Here in UK the interest rate slashed from 4.5% to 3%…….

My Plot 25A has experienced the first frost under my management….and this is important to me and I am going to deal with it…….It tells that things happening all around you and you can only manage what you can manage……..

Highlights of this week

The frosty weather only fly by this time, a starter of the winter sign.  When there has a dry warm spell, my dear JCB voluntarily to help to dig over some rows….. may be I can sow board beans later on……

Still I have plant some garlic bulbs this week and planted out 5 x autumn bliss raspberry plants given by Hazel…..

There are lots of plants still growing at this time of year…. carrots, leeks, cabbages, swedes and some more…..

Week 38

27th October – 2nd November 2008

A real cold and frosty week, a winter feel, as the bird bath turned in ice block.  Happy to collect all the sweet corns and dug up the ground, physical exercise in the cold can only be done in short period of time, because of the cold air I have to keep on moving as I don’t want to catch the cold ….

Highlights of this week

Here are some photoes taken before and after the frost……….

Harvested all the 2nd crops of sweet corns and pak choi ……………

Still many vegetables standing for this winter and keeps on growing, there are always something to do even in the winter days…….