I sort of decided too late that veg for Christmas dinner would be a good idea, so we only had a few ickle baby carrots as shown below. Still, quite rewarding considering it is almost January. 12 degrees where we are today, who’d a’ thought it (almost warm enough to start planting)! We also ate carrots that had been blanched then frozen from September, and parsnips and leeks that had been harvested and stored in sand for the last couple of months.
This was our first Christmas in the new house, and also our first married Christmas, so it was extra special. We had both sets of parents visiting for Christmas day, and a lot of Christmas food. Needless to say we have rather a lot still left over…looks like turkey for dinner ’til 2009!
It’s also 8 months since we started doing what we are doing! The garden is alive and well, a few things anyway. I’ve left the rest of the carrots that were planted for Christmas lunch in the soil, with a cover over so that come Feb we will hopefully have some lovely big carrots…i hope…it’s worth an experiment anyhow, never overwintered then before!
Finally, the garden had a new present of it’s own today, 2 brand new 6V batteries in the cat scarer….it’s now ‘purring’ perfectly.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who visit us here.
Vegmonkey and the Mrs.