I only had an hour today up the allotment with one thing and another, but I needed to go up there, just for a bit of sanity. Even in that short time I managed to dig up enough Carrots to keep us going for quite a while. A lovely selection of both purple and orange carrots. I’ll put them in the greenhouse at home to dry out for a while and then I’ll store them in the shed and we’ll use them as and when we need them. So far I’ve only dug up those 2 odd shaped ones that were cuddling each other. All the ones I dug up today varied in size (but then they were different varieties), but were all beautiful and straight and had no extra legs or anything weird about them. And no Carrot fly, which I’m very proud of.
The Parsnips are growing well, but won’t be up for at least another couple of months. They need a decent frost to sweeten them up first, but don’t mind staying in the ground until February next year. The leaves die back, but the parsnips themselves will be fine under the soil. If you forget where you planted them then just wait until the green shoots start showing in February/March time. I’ve lost mine before, but then found them when this happens. I’ll keep you posted on their progress.
Sorry it’s so short, but I didn’t have much time. Hopefully I’ll be able to spend much more time playing tomorrow and have something more substantial to tell you. But until then TTFN!!