Sunday, 8 May 2016

What A Few Days!

It seems like summer has arrived over the last few days. Temperatures have soared and we've experienced the warmest days of the year so far.
For the record our warmest day of the year so far was Thursday 05 May when the thermometer reached 22.0°C or 71.6°F.

We've had some very busy afternoons down on the plot. It's probably fair to say that what we should have done on the plot throughout April was all accomplished in the last few days.
Our coldframes at home have gone from bursting at the seams to empty.
I'm not going to go through exactly what we sowed and planted last week but if you are interested the detailed list can be found here.

We now need to get on sowing some of the more tender crops ready for planting out early in June. Some have already been sown like our courgettes.
Others like sweet corn and sunflowers are still waiting to be sown but we plan to do that over the next couple of days.

However, this excellent spell of weather isn't forecast to last too long. Rather worryingly the weather models are predicting another plunge of Arctic cold by next weekend.

These are the minimum temperatures forecast 06:00 on Saturday 14 May. There's plenty of time for this forecast to change and hopefully temperatures won't fall this low. If you want to follow these charts as they are updated you can do so at


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