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    It was mild, sunny and no wind ... it felt like a spring day, albeit only 11C. I got a whole 2 hrs on the lotty: planted out some broadies (there's a self-sown one up there, knee high already).
    Picked: sprouts (perfect: variety u/k; kale, Rodima red cabbage (superb), a brilliant huge Romanesco that I'd forgotten about, carrots, celeriac, parsnips, beetroot, lettuce.

    Tidied up the brassica beds - lots of yellow leaves, a few whitefly and aphid still about. Squished and squashed.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Drove to Mt Cook national park for a few day tramps I found strawberry plants! Maybe Alpine strawbs, or maybe someone biffed one a few years back! I pulled out 18 little suckers...under the pretense of them not being native! I've put them in pots, they're looking rather offended atm, they've been wrapped in wet newspaper and plastic since yesterday
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    Harvested my pot grown Parsnips . I am chuffed to bits with them! 12 very nice size parsnips

    Wren

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    Recieved an early xmas pressie from my parents - a redcurrant & a gooseberry bush
    Jane,
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    I scrubbed down the greenhouse staging - it's all looking very spick and span in there now. Then I harvested 2 parsnips - the only ones which germinated. It's my first year so I'm hopeful of bettering that in 2009. Am taking said parsnips to my parents' place for Christmas so everyone can have a smidgen of home grown goodness.

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    After visiting melton market, I have now started the dry cure for my whole leg of pig. At 9kg it will have 27 days curing in salt.

    Inside home I have made peanut brittle, chocolate dipped crystalised ginger, royal fudge and a huge batch of sweet chilli sauce.

    The logs are in ready for Christmas day and we are now just about set for some relaxation tomorrow.

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    Turned out my first bag of greenhouse potatoes. Not brilliant at a pound and a half but still pleased. They were planted in sacks in the garden 6/8/08 and moved into greenhouse at end of Sept. Have another 3 maybe 4 sacks to harvest. Also planted up another sack with some rescued Desiree. May come to nothing but hasn't cost me anything. Also half pound carrots from ground in veg bed. Still usable if a bit odd looking. So Chrissie spuds this year. My OH is most impressed!!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS ALL. Sanjo

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    Dug up some parsnips an pulled some mixed greens (and reds) for Christmas dinner - chard, black Tuscany and red kales - and some red cabbage and Jerusalem artichokes for Boxing day.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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