I've got about 70 tatties in so far.....and a big roll of fleece handy.
First lot of tomatoes are potted on and spending the days in the cold greenhouse. It's good innit?
Good afternoon Colin, I've only got 10 first earlies in (fleece at the ready). Last year I put all the spuds in mid march and they copped a frost late May which put them back a few weeks. So I am being cautious this year, MY FARM is only 35 miles north of London,but set upon a hill top, from which, with a super dooper telescope you would be able to see Cambridge 25 miles distant, after that the fens and then the north sea. So MY FARM cops the North and North easterly winds. On another front The tobacco is supposed to only have indirect sunlight at this stage, yesterday pm. let it have a couple of hours sunshine, its all lying flat now.......update to follow...AND hills are called hills in this part of the country.
Could you enlighten me why spring started on the 20th ???
Spring actually started yesterday, a day earlier than usual, and it will be the same for the next three years!
I sowed some broad beans, and planted some onions and the first early potatoes this morning.
Yep, had already Googled it, I thought the equinox's were on the 21st but having seen the charts they all change, learn something new every day..
This Met Office News Blog confirms that it was yesterday - Has spring sprung?
and this link tells you why - Equinox - Understanding Spring and Autumn Equinoxes