Vegetable plot

  • Dig some carrots, leeks and parsnips, pack in slightly damp sand in a shed in case all is frozen too solid to dig later
  • Or cover carrots, leeks and cabbages left in ground with leaves or shredded paper and a plastic sheet well held down- then you can still get them when the ground is frozen solid
  • Dig parsnips and leave on surface for frost to sweeten them before use
  • Lay nets over brassicas, especially in hard weather, to deter wood pigeons