Happy Easter on this glorious Sunday morning. I hope you are utilising the excuse of Easter to pack yourselves full of chocolate and hot cross buns. I can’t get enough of these toasted delicious buns with a slither of melting butter. Eating one as I type, yum!
The clocks have only just gone forward but I am already loving the light mornings and slightly lighter evenings that Spring has brought. It has meant that I am not relying on dry weather at the weekends for me to get up to the plot and make progress.
After managing an hour in the morning, followed by two hours in the evening after work this week, I finally looked behind me at what I had left to dig and felt like I was actually getting somewhere and might just be ready for Spring.
In case you are looking at the below photo thinking I am nowhere near ready, my aim for this year was just to target the right hand side.
Alongside fighting the digging and deep root pulling war, more sowing has commenced at home. It has been the weekend of flowers, Cosmos ‘Xanthos’ and ‘Sensation Mix’ went in, closely followed by Calendula ‘Oopsy Daisy’.
All, 2 seeds per module in 24 module seed trays filled with multi-purpose compost. Now placed in unheated propagators and on the window sill.
The window sills are quickly filling up now and I am sure everyone is in the same position unless you have the luxury of a heated greenhouse. Hopefully it’s not causing too many domestics and soil covered surfaces.
My full list of germinating dreams currently looks like:
– Sweet peas ‘scented mix’ – These need pinching out now I think but I am too scared to damage the seedlings
– Pepper Piccante – 4 out of 9 germinated – I put this down to not putting them in to a heated propagator for the first week, but I didn’t need 9 plants anyway.
– Onion ‘Bedfordshire Champion’– all of these have germinated and our looking happy on the windowsill now with the lid off and up to about 4-5 inches tall
– Flowers listed above.
I was originally planning on following the advised Easter tradition and planting my ‘Charlotte’ and Sarpo Mira’ potatoes this weekend, but my instinct said that the weather was still too temperamental and the ground too cold. Maybe next weekend…
I have lots to sow and plant next month according to my plans so hopefully the weather will sort itself out soon.
How are your plans going? All as you hoped or have you had some setbacks too?