Monday, 22 May 2023

Oh No! Here we go again

We’ve had to start watering at the allotment. It’s not on the scale of last summer but seeds and newly planted crops are in need of some regular watering.

Monday, 8 May 2023

At last we manage 20°C

At last, we made it to 20°C or 68.0°F. Sunday afternoon turned out to be sunny and warm with the temperature reaching 23.4°C (74.1°F) late in the afternoon.

Friday, 5 May 2023

Still waiting for a 20°C day

We are into the first few days of May and we still haven’t had a 20°C (68°F) day this year. Our mildest day of the year occurred way back in March when the temperature reached 17.7°C (63.9°F) on the 17th of the month. It’s relatively unusual for us not to have reached 20°C (68°F) by the end of April.


Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Experimenting with parsnip seeds

April’s weather hasn’t been all that good for gardening. Last week was on the wet side and the result is that the allotment needs a few days of dry weather before any more beds can be dug over.

Monday, 20 March 2023

Still waiting for spring

So far March has been a disappointing month weather wise. It started off cold before turning cold and snowy. The last week has been on the wet side.

Temperatures for the last week have been all over the place.


Sunday, 12 March 2023

A cold and snowy start to March

February brought an end to meteorological winter but March has started on a cold note.

It certainly has been a very cold start to March. Most news bulletins about the weather have started off stating that Wednesday was the coldest day of the year. However, in our case that isn’t true as that particular record is still held by 22 January 2023 when the temperature fell to -5.9°C or 21.4°F. The temperature on Wednesday fell to -3.4°C or 25.9°F. Since then in the early hours of Saturday morning, the temperature fell to -3.6°C or 25.5°F.


Monday, 6 March 2023

Meteorological spring arrives – really!

February brought an end to meteorological winter but March has started on a cold note. February itself was a record breaker. It was the mildest February of the last 14 years and also the driest in the same period.

Sunday, 26 February 2023

Chitting potatoes – I’ve had to risk it

I think some of our seed potatoes have been saved by this blog post. I decided to write this week’s post about how I’ve been contemplating moving our potatoes from the sack they’ve been stored in in the garage to the greenhouse.