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Cold and wet

by Diane - December 5th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

Frozen leeksThe allotment has been cold and wet for the last week or so. If it’s not throwing it down with rain then it’s turning freezing cold. We’ve had ice in the wheelbarrow and it’s a bit brisk to say the least.

There’s only a few things you can be doing whilst it’s this cold – one is to top up paths with mulch if you have some available, and the other is to pick any winter veg you need for your tea. The ground is frozen so you can’t dig, the ground is waterlogged too so don’t walk on it.

Harvesting leeks – don’t pull them out of the ground – instead cut them off close to ground level. It makes little difference to the amount of leek you take in but the root bit might regrow and give you some extra free leek!