Monday, 8 March 2010

That's the Toms all Sown up

Another year has come around, along with all the hopes and wishes for a good growing season this year - the last few years have been quite a challenge on the weather front, but still have provided lots of learning opportunities, even if they have been quite tough ones at the time.
So yesterday was the first seed sowing, indoors, of tomatoes, chillies, peppers, leeks, lettuces and one errant artichoke seed that managed not to get planted last year!
A week ago I put the first early potatoes in the ground - pentland javelin (planted in a large tub planter actually). We had gone over a week without a hard frost so I took a gamble. The following night - hard frosts returned and have come back nightly. I'm hoping the spuds will be OK - I put them in 4" deep and covered them with frost fleece.