19th April 2018

Lots of sowing this week including sunflowers, ‘dazzling blue’ kale, perpetual spinach, the second bed of carrots and the third round of peas. We harvested some wonderful purple sprouting broccoli for tonight’s dinner.

On Wednesday the unexpectedly warm (hot!) weather began. The volunteers helped us dig through and prepare the large bed next to the greenhouse ready for planting up soon. We were pleased to find the blinds on the new greenhouse and pulled them down to give the seedlings some relief!

Yesterday was even warmer with the greenhouse pushing 36 degrees - a big change from the snow less than a month ago..! We’ve put all of the young plants in trays of water, hoping they’ll survive a weekend in the heat.

Kate Chapman