Friday, 28 March 2014
Thursday wasn't a particularly brilliant day. The sun did make a few weak attempts to break through the cloud but it would be fair to say it failed. It was a cold day with the temperature managing just 8°C. It rained a bit now and again through the day. March’s weather has deteriorated after a promising start with the coldest and wettest conditions reserved for the end of the month. It seems a bit of a stuttering start to spring, as though it doesn't quite want to commit.
In a sunny moment I decided to get started sowing a few seeds. I always start our earliest broad beans Witkiem Manita off in pots in the greenhouse to germinate and grow on before they eventually get planted on the plot when large enough. I thought the little bit of sunshine might have warmed inside the greenhouse but I was wrong as, even in the greenhouse, the temperature didn't get above 12°C .
I managed to sow one set of 15 modules and decided I’d wait for a slightly warmer day to sow another tray. It’s about time I sowed some leeks too so I’ll probably try to get those done at the same time. A few days aren’t going to make a great deal of difference to when we have some lovely tender green beans ready to harvest
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:02