Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

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Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

Postby Jonty » 30 Jan 2011, 3:27pm

Ventured up to the allotment this morning, the first time in about 2 months. Only 3 of my 8 purple sprouting broccoli have survived. It's the same with the cabbage. Also the cold weather has killed off most of my Autumn sown broad beans: only the few I sowed late have survived the severe frosts.
However the leeks are fine and the parsnips look the best ever.
No wonder the price of vegetables has rocketed.

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Re: Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

Postby Brian » 30 Jan 2011, 5:46pm

Same here. For the first time in over 40 years all my garlic has been wiped out along with my overwintering caulis.Spring Cabbage looks to be doing okay though.

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Re: Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

Postby gbnz » 30 Jan 2011, 6:04pm

Most of my herbs have gone :( . I was quite happy to leave them buried under 15" of snow in December, given the likelihood of mechanical damage if I'd tried to dig them out. But hadn't realised the base 4-5" layer had melted and frozen, thus encasing them in ice and causing death

Quite a nuisance, as the first lambs are now out across the road - and my garlic and rosemary are deceased :(..

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Re: Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

Postby Mick F » 30 Jan 2011, 9:14pm

Sorry to hear of your veg, but I suspect you're not the only one to suffer.

We were only talking about this today. No doubt most of our stuff has died, except for the brambles and other weeds! We planed a grape vine last spring, but I bet it won't have survived. Minus 3 even at lunch time today.
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Re: Vegetables die in Artic Conditions

Postby Si » 31 Jan 2011, 9:34am

If anyone wanted to plug their gaps with jerry fartichokes I dug out almost three barrows worth yeasterday! Having not been too well all of last year parts of the plot got neglected - the row of 'chokes turned into a hedge, then a thicket and then a small wood land. I can confirm that the cold did little to stop their progress.