Oh no we have snow at the Mitzvahs and Marrows allotment garden! Yes it’s me Mr Scarecrowavitch reporting again with the latest gardening news. OK, it’s snowing – news over!
But seriously there is plenty to take note of when dealing with snow and gardens. On the plus side you won’t see any weeds and garlic actually likes a bit of snow and frost – good, because there’s plenty of it about now! More delicate plants clearly need bringing inside preferably in a greenhouse or on a windowsill.
If you have a bay tree (which I want us to get at Mitzvahs and Marrows this year) make sure it doesn’t get covered in snow. This can cause the leaves to go into shock and fall off – but don’t get stressed they will grow back when the weather warms up.
Now cabbages can handle a bit of cold and snow (and there are some pics to post from the Mitzvahs and Marrows garden with lots of lovely new growth, however snow stopped play), so don’t be too concerned about that now. If you want put a small plastic polytunnel over the cabbages and you can relax a bit more.
Do remember our feathered friends at this time of year (I know being a scarecrow I usually do battle with birds most of the year but now (just for now) I say they need a bit of tlc), and put out some fat balls so they can find food easily.
OK that’ll folks as they say. More from the Mitzvahs and Marrows crew soon and myself of course!