|New leaves looking full of life but not after an over night frost|
Monday, 7 May 2012
Sunday was good for this spring with plenty of sunny spells. After an overnight frost it felt pleasantly mild in the afternoon sunshine as the temperature rocketed to almost 12°C.
Down on the plot the overnight frost had taken its toll. A frost at the beginning of May seems to have become the norm now and this year, once again, all the new leaves on the kiwi have been damaged by the frost.
We were late planting our potatoes and they still haven’t appeared above ground. This is just as well as they too would have been set back by the frost. Not everyone had been able to make it down to their plot to cover up the delicate new shoots on their potatoes and the foliage now has that frosted look to it.
The sunny weather allowed us to finish the weeding we started on Saturday and the beds were tilled. The soil was in good condition and had dried out well from its soaking last month.
If the temperature would just warm up we could get on planting and sowing in these newly cultivated beds.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:16