I’ve started early and this is how I’ve done it.

After a few cold weeks and very little happening in my greenhouse more and more seeds are germinating and starting to reach out of the ground for the sun. April and May are traditionally my sowing months but for the last few years I’ve been trying to extend the season with my greenhouse and heated…

First crop from the allotment

Spring has officially started here in the East of England and we are having a wide variety of weather from wonderfully warm days to bitterly cold ones. Despite the cold, nature if waking up. Seeds are starting to germinate in the greenhouse, the dreaded weeds are getting an early start and some plants are already…

Little and Often

We’re finally getting stable(ish) weather and and risk of frost is dropping with each day. With mostly consistent temperatures come better germination rates.  I am concerned some are too far behind now to yield a good crop this year, only time will tell.  I’m still having problems with some seeds and I’ve not seen any…

Is it spring yet?

Looking outside today one could believe it is late November. The sun hasn’t managed to get through the mist since Saturday and temperatures haven’t push much past 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) for most of the week. This has not been good news for my seeds which, for the most part, need temperatures to…

Spring moving into summer

Spring has moved into summer but forgotten to tell the weather. Dark clouds brings rain making gardening far less enjoyable but the plants don’t seem to mind. However, as the days go by we have been treated to glorious sunshine as a promise of the weather to come. Now the average temperature has improved most…

Spring is in the air!

Finally, spring has arrived, or be it the odd day of spring is here.  Frosts still threaten any crops silly enough to raise their heads without adequate cover but when the sun is out you cannot mistake the positive feelings its warmth provides. A lot has happened since my last post.  A new fence surrounds…