Due to the fact that I used rather aged seed when I sowed tomatoes, sweet peas, lettuce, brassicas and peppers last month, the success rate has not been what you might call phenomenal. In fact, although the lettuce and brassicas have all come good, only one batch of three lots of sweetpeas are up, and none of the tomatoes or peppers.
So I had a seed clearout (most were dated about 2010), and bought some fresh from Wilko. The varieties might be a bit 'everyday', but at least they should actually grow.
Last night I sowed the new tomato seeds, climbing and dwarf beans, runner beans, squash and courgette. Then I had a grand sweep up - amazing how far round a kitchen a bag of compost can get!