Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Monday was the best day of the month so far. Dawn till dusk sunshine with the afternoon temperature making it up to 9.1°C (48.4°F) it was a bit spring like. We didn't even have to pay a penalty through the night as the clear skies didn't result in an overnight frost.
The excellent weather tempted me into the greenhouse. It was 16°C (61°F) in there and the combination of lovely sunshine and mild temperatures tempted me into setting out some of our seed potatoes for chitting.
I did cover them with some fleece as I've no doubt that between now and planting time we’ll have a few cold nights when they’ll appreciate a bit of protection.
I also “sowed” our first seeds of the season except that rather than protect them from frost with some fleece they went straight into the fridge for a bit of stratification.
Sweet Cicely should be sown in the autumn and left outside over winter as it needs a cold spell to break the seed’s dormancy. So the seeds have gone into the fridge in a bag with some damp vermiculite for 4 weeks.
I've just got to resist the temptation to sow any more “normal” seeds if this decent spell of weather continues.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:25