Allotment crops in February

There’s not an awful lot going on around the allotments right now. Some people still have Brussels sprouts and kale, on 201 we have a tiny amount of kale but all our Brussels have been harvested. We have also just finished up our parsnips although there are a couple of celeriac still in the ground, I don’t know if they will be any good or not.

We’ve started off our tomatoes too, or at least our beef tomatoes, in a heated propagator at home. We didn’t grow beef tomatoes last year, and I missed them. Now we have a greenhouse I can feel a bit more confident about getting really big tomatoes to ripen, which they just haven’t the past three years, in the open.

The bad news is, it’s snowed again. Nothing has actually settled, but the ground is frozen, which is rather depressing. However, poking through the solid earth I found that the rhubarb, which is indestructible, is on its way. So we’ll at least have broad beans and rhubarb this year …

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Thursday, February 11, 2010


Blogger Jo said...

There'e nothing left in the ground at all at my allotment, except my strawberry plants. I'm going to start my first batch of seeds off this weekend. The weather here is awful too, and it doesn't look good for any digging this weekend either.

February 12, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Jo - I'm so glad that we've got some seeds started because, like you, we just can't get anything done on the plot at all! It's too heavy still to dig if the ground thaws, and most of the time it's frozen anyway.

February 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Green Lane Allotments said...

We have, leeks, cabbage (red and green), broccoli for later,parsnips and carrots so it's still keeping us going!

February 18, 2010 at 2:42 AM  

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