The snow has finally melted, but has given way to what seems like interminable days of cold drizzle & a sharp wind - not the weather to inspire outdoor work of any sort. I would like to move the strawberrys into their new home in the square fruit bed, but this weekend I had no enthusiasm for the job.
At home I've been watching seeds sprouting - all 15 of the BROAD BEANS (self saved) are up, & these along with the LEEKS (self saved & hsl early market) & SPRING ONIONS (apache) have been moved into the mini greenhouse to join the January sown ONIONS (hi keeper f1) (which look weedy in the extreme) & sweet peas in their root trainers.
Some of the PARSNIPS (self saved) are up in their kitchen rolls too, & the February sowing of LETTUCE (mini green & arctic king) - I must pot these on into indivual pots when I next have a sowing session.
I did go to the Hill briefly this afternoon, however, as I wanted to make a short sowing of RADISH (scarlet globe) in February, & also to collect some veg to eat this week.
In fact I cycled there, which was rather beyond the call of duty (it nearly killed me - but I do feel remarkable virtuous now) - I dug up a couple of LEEKS, a small portion of CURLY KALE, & today's prize of beautifully coloured purple & green BRUSSELS SPROUTS (falstaff).
Maybe March will finally bring some Spring weather - I've had enough of the wintery stuff now...