A cold snap

The climate has changed a lot since I grew up. We had several inches of snow and icicles your could use as swords. Now we get a dusting of snow every other year and mainly just cold and damp.

So far this year we have had a few stunning days. Bright sunshine, temperatures into the teens (Celsius) but this week has seen the temp drop and frost has been present most mornings.

I’ve started some seed off undercover in my greenhouse as a test for how early I can start growing. So far it has gone really well and my radish has come up nicely despite the short days. The lettuce has been slower but is also doing ok and my broad beans are growing quickly. I now need to start to harden the broad beans and sort out the veg bed so I can plant them out. They’ll soon be too big for the heated be.

I feel quite lucky living in the East of England most of the time. We don’t get the extremes of weather and, so far, missing most of the frost. Although we dont get the extremes we do seem to get all 4 seasons in one day; rain, snow and warm sun.

Hopefully, I’ll have time this weekend to get outside and start digging over the veg patch. I’ll just have to time it right to be out in the sun.

One Comment Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Well, at least I know where winter is. It certainly is not here.

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