Saturday 13 February 2010

Sowing the seeds of love...

Braving the snow showers on this Valentine's weekend I decided sowing could not wait any longer and had to be done today. Tomorrow is going to snow more than today, and next week I will not be able to make it to the allotment, so it was basically now or never for several seeds, as February whizzes away, and March won't be much better, until BST at the end of the month will finally give me some more allotment time.

The greenhouse was a cosy 0-10°C, the propagators clean and the seeds ready - in envelopes grouped by month during my stock taking last autumn - so it was easy to do a lot in a short space of time. Only glitch, I could not find any organic compost when I went to the shops.

In any case, a few flowers, tomatoes & tomatillos, sweet pepper, radish, celery and cardoon have started their new season's journey today, all under cover and sealed in plastic bags where extra warmth was needed.

There's still so much to do outside in terms of digging and clearing, I really hope we get a spell of good weather shortly.

In the meantime, I will go back to my study, where I have done good progress. Leaves and flowers are almost done, only seeds to go before I can tackle the paper!

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