Tuesday, 2 January 2018

December 2017 in pictures

This month saw the first snow of the winter and some heavy overnight frosts. 

We are steadily eating our way through the winter squashes, but it looks as though we shall still have some for January at least.

The Babington's leeks are ready for harvesting and, after three years in the ground, a few clumps now need thinning out.

There are plenty of brussels sprouts in the garden, a few parsnips and some "volunteer" potatoes that were found lurking around the edge of the compost heap. I had hoped to have more from some late plantings in the growing sacks, but the foliage was completely flattened when the fence panels came down in the September storms. Better luck next year!

December is when I place my orders for fresh seeds and new varieties, but first I have to organise my existing stock so that I can see what I already have. That took half a day to do and then I could work out what I needed to order from the seed suppliers. My next task will be to create my sowing diary for the coming year.

December 2017 Harvest Summary

Weight 2.940 kg

Garden harvest shop/market price £9.14


Garden crops

Weight g

Shop price

Brussels sprouts736£3.21
Cabbage/brassica leaves396£0.45
Babington's Leeks286£0.66
Jerusalem artichokes130£0.50

Herbs - estimate £2.00