I could have a right good rant about the weather. I could do, but I won't.
Not because it isn't terrible, because it is - bloody cold and with snow is forecast from tonight through to Sunday, BUT because despite it being cold and miserable, I can remember snow at Easter before, and cold weather, and rain, so although it is miserable, it is not unknown.
It's just that when you look at the seed packet and it says 'sow March - May', you want to sow in March, and I have got away with that for the past five years. Parsnips sown every February; potatoes in late Feb/early March; broad beans planted out in March; and so it goes on.
This year, not a hope.
I do have all my March indoor sowings completed (BROAD BEAN (crimson flowered & self saved); PEA (sugar snap ceresa & harold idle); TOMATO; PEPPER; CELERIAC; LEEK (st vincent), LETTUCE, SPRING ONIONS (apache) and BANANA SHALLOTS all sitting on the window sills.
The chances of getting my outdoor sowings due to be done in March (beetroot, parsnip, radish and carrot), are slim to none. I can't fight the weather, so I'll wait until the ground is right, not the seed packet.
Oh - and it's just started to snow.