Tuesday, 12 March 2013

little green shoots

Even though we've been plunged back into sub zero temperatures this week, the hotbed seems to have settled at a very respectable 16 degrees C.

air temp
hotbed temp


So I decided today was the day to sow some seeds.




And as the hawthorn leaves begin to pop in the hedgerows, I start to look for signs of life in the veggie beds......




...tiny green nibs of garlic poking through the soil.

Also, the hardwood cuttings that I took from the gooseberry bushes when I pruned them, are starting to produce little frills of green from the buds.



They have spent the whole winter looking like rather unprepossessing thorny pencils stuck in the ground - but now they promise to be new little plants. (For free too - what could be better?)

I know it's not really enough for a fanfare of trumpets - but these little green shoots are the first hints of warmth and growth and good things to come.

2 comments:

  1. We have had alot of pretty little surprises popping up in our garden (freebies with mulch - I think) Very exciting. Jealous of your gooseberries they are gorgeous with their pappery little cases.

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  2. The parents of these gooseberry cuttings are very prolific but infested with bindweed. My plan is to establish some new bushes in a different bit of the garden before I rip the old ones out

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