Tuesday, December 1, 2009



The first day of December brings the first frost.
Lots of brassicas, still to be eaten, drooping a bit in the cold and under the nets furthest away, broad beans and garlic (the latter will benefit from some frost to encourage deeper rooting).
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5 comments:

Tea with Willow said...

Gosh, your veg garden looks so tidy, even in the first frost of the winter!

Willow -

Heskie said...

I'm glad you think so Willow, every time I go in there I see all the things I'd like to tidy up!

Tea with Willow said...

Heskie, I wonder if you can help me with a "non-veg" query?

I have used begonias in my pots & hanging baskets this year and they have been fantastic ... not quite sure what to do with them over the winter though. Should I just leave them in the greenhouse in pots, or should I take the corms out and let them dry, like bulbs? Having never used them before, I wasn't quite sure!!

Thanks,

Willow

Heskie said...

Now there's a challenge Willow! I have this delusion that I know what I am doing with my organic vegetable growing, but remain realistic enough to defer to Mrs Soggy on all thing decorative.
So, passing on her advice: "remove the corms from the soil, clean and dry them thoroughly and then store them in a dry frost-free place over winter."
I am fanatical about doing labels, so I would add, make a label now to store with them, and then you won't get mixed up in the spring and you have a label ready to go out with them.

Hope that helps.

Tea with Willow said...

Say a big *thank you* to Mrs soggy, will you? I had a suspicion that it might be her 'department' after seeing the lovely photos of your garden in summer! I will also take your tip about labelling .. I'm a devil for leaving things in pots, telling myself I'll remember exactly what they are!

Willow