An alternative title for this post would have been The Coldframe Shuffle. As fast as things are being potted on they’re expanding to fill their new space, within two or three days roots are emerging from the bottom of pots and leaves are growing big enough to put smaller seedlings in the shade. The squash have now been moved to the green house and the beans have canes to climb up. Tomatoes, all forty of them, are starting to look suitably sturdy and the sweetcorn plants are also putting in good growth.
On a slower note the peppers and aubergines having been rehomed from the balmy comfort of the kitchen window sill are in a bit of a sulk.
Outside, the beetroot sown via the seed tapes are just coming up, along with the tail end of a packet of radishes I had hanging around, these are planted in one of the raised beds along with some lettuce given to us by fellow plot holder Steve. I’d been looking forward to an early crop but it seems like the mice were equally as excited by the prospect and I think at yesterday’s count there were ten left from thirty or so plants and that’s with a cage to protect them.
Whilst on the subject of wildlife, there are some blue tits nesting in the new bird box, they’re very timid so we find ourselves talking in hushed tones in a bid not to scare them and I find myself looking forward to observing them over the next few weeks as much as tending the plot. Perhaps birdwatching will become a new hobby.
Thank you as ever for taking the time to read.