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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Severe damage to the vegetables.

29 December 2010 09:55:02
Wiped out.

Wiped out.

Walking around the vegetable garden earlier on this morning,my first sighting were the dead stalks of Brussel Sprouts.Destroyed at the base.Some of the stalks are as if a bolt of thunder in the form of frost,struck them.Time to save what is left on the stalks and clear the bed of the remainder.


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 December 2010 10:15:10

John, 

Damage from another source here - the cold weather led the pigeons to eat the leaves of broccoli (purple sprouting) plants and has left them as mere skeletons.  I expect they will recover and hopefully we will have broccoli in spring/early summer.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 29 December 2010 10:32:56

They wil recover,Paddy.Im very lucky here that pigeons dont trouble this area.In my days of gardening i have never saw so much damage.The ground froze so hard the bases were gone to rot when thawing started.We need the spring time more than ever now.


Rachel Rachel 29 December 2010 12:29:25

Such unseasonal weather. A real blow!


Lìga Lìga 30 December 2010 08:54:39

Our veggie garden was under water couple days ago,no idea what is going on there...


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 December 2010 14:38:01

A real blow it was,Rachel.

Hopefully all will back to normal soon,Liga.


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