|St Ives Cornwall Allotment - December 2015|
At last - today - a break in the stormy weather in Cornwall - and I managed to get out to my plot for the first time in a couple of weeks.
I checked the weather forecast early this morning - and saw a window of opportunity - so headed out to my St Ives allotment.
More rain on the way soon - but for now - a nice Sunday.
The plot is looking fairly good for December - and I'm pleased - or maybe a bit smug depending on how you look at it - with the work that I managed to put in during October and November. See my earlier post::
Autumn Allotment Jobs - Preparing Ground
One pleasure today was harvesting a few late crops - including Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes.
But I "clamped" one row - that is removed the foliage and covered it with an extra layer of soil - to hopefully store and preserve the crop in the ground.
This has worked - and I dug up a nice bagful of good looking fresh potatoes.
These are looking fairly good - though some of the sprouts are a bit small - given the amount of growing time that they've had.
But I harvested enough to go into the freezer if needed for Christmas dinner - and I'll harvest some more nearer the time if I can.
These are Savoy Cabbages.
Next year I hope to grow some Winter and Spring varieties to extend cropping through to April or May.
I'm already planning for more crops - and more blog posts - next year.
Can't wait for Spring !
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