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So now it’s getting scary…

EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
It was a low of 8.3°C here last night, and 9.3°C the night before. This is our purple sprouting broccoli today.  It’s early February! In my school days , this time of year meant snow, ice, snowballs down your shirt, and freezing half to death at break time.  We’ve had a grand total of 3 nights teetering just below freezing so far this winter, the lowest being -3°C. The daytimes have been more like October than winter. I fear for the younger ones. 
If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 


  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,147
    That's looking good Emerion, is it about a month or so early?
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,166
    Good heavens! I was in Dordogne, SW France during January. It was -5C  or below most mornings with heavy frosts. The ground was often frozen all morning.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Ooh, purple sprouting broccoli. My uncle used to grow that and we used to pick bits off and eat it raw. It was surprisingly sweet.

    The weather is a bit of a worry. I'm a February baby and I remember on my third birthday, my mum and dad writing "Happy Birthday" in the snow drifts.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,300
    Depends on the variety of purple sprouting … nowadays there’s an ‘early’ variety. Maybe that’s adding to the scariness… 😱
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    It’s a middle season variety, I think it was March last year, which was a bit early. 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,291
    At the other end of the season,  I have reported previously,  my blackberry now fruits at the end of July,  it should be mid September!

    AB Still learning

  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,557
    Yes, blackberries were always a Sept fruit when I was a kid. Now definitely July near me. Over by the end of august.
  • If you have been aware of what we used to call "seasonal weather", you would have found it scary at least 30 years ago  :)
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