Finally it has warmed up which was confirmed by some nesting activity by the starlings.
Given I had a week off for Easter I tried to make the most of it and started some seed sowing and potato planting.
So what have I sown? Well, all the greenhouse plants for starters including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chillies, melons and aubergines. Some of these require a bit of warmth so I've started them off indoors on a windowsill. I put them in the greenhouse as soon as they have two proper leaves.
I also sowed courgettes, parsley, kohlrabi, beetroot and radish. All in seed trays. So the greenhouse looks like this.
Above you can see the broad beans showing good growth and I can plant them out soon. You'll notice the cacti in the picture above too; I've potted these up and I already have a flower on one of them! Beautiful flowers.
I haven't sown carrots or parsnips which i will do soon directly once I have prepared the bed which is properly dug over (see below).
I've managed to prune the apple and pear trees which are budding up nicely. Checking back on this blog a year ago, I had much of the seeds already germinated and the fruit trees were in blossom. So I guess the season is about 2-3 weeks later this year.
Happy to be home
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