Thursday, 13 May 2010
Jack Frost and the Beanstalk
Like everyone I've been contending with the nip of frost lately. Yesterday there was snow on the hills outside Edinburgh (The Pentlands) until the afternoon! I've mounded my spuds and covered my coriander with fleece. But back at home I've lost faith in my plastic "mini"/"walk in" greenhouses and have been carting trays of seedlings indoors overnight. One or two beans have gone a bit yellow at the edges but they're still comming on strong despite the day/night temperature variation under plastic. Maybe this weekend will be the turn...
In the meantime the keen eyed among you will spot a new link I've added (rather apositely in the Links section) to a highly commendable site: http://igrowveg.com/. Tracey, aside fom being a model horticulturalist, clearly has a "dot com" web capability and an admirable enthusiasm for have-a-go science, however banal. I am complemented that she's featured my Quixotic escapade on her site. Have a look!
And to shake of the frosty gloom
Here's some spring flowers in the wild today: