Good Friday was exactly that in terms of weather and we headed for the garden like a herd of heifers let out in a new field. Even JB Jr was involved and we cleaned the big greenhouse in next to no time then put more compost on the veg patch. In the warm sunshine I was inspired to plant 75 onion sets and 20 shallots, even though I knew that storm Katie was going to drench them and send the soil temperature spiralling downwards. I reckoned they’ll be tough enough to survive, though after the weekend of wind and rain followed by short fierce cold showers I am not so sure.
Meanwhile, back in my clean greenhouse I was madly filling seed trays with a random selection of stuff:
Sweet Million Tomatoes
Zinnia (two types)
Kohl Rabi (two types)
In addition, I had ticked the “mystery seed” box with my online order so – for possibly the first time in this garden – we are attempting to grow Orange Sherbert Melon and celery. I cannot believe that we can get a decent melon crop in Somerset, but you never know, and although Mrs B has a particular aversion to celery we will see how .
So, despite the weather, we have things going for the 2016 season.