Thursday, 19 February 2009

The coldest February for a decade

Well This February has been the coldest in 10yrs!, we have had quite a bit of snow too. the ponds have been frozen over for most of the month and I think the chickens are fed up with the snow too. The bird feeders have been emptying pretty fast, and have had daily visits from the Long tail tits amongst the regulars. Yesterday being the 18th Feb I took a look around the garden as all the snow had gone :) and i noticed the snowdrops are just starting to flower, which is quite later than the last few years. I have set some seeds in the plastic octangle greenhouse, they are tomatoes,raddish, global artichokes,coz lettuce, broadbeans and peas.Hopfully not sown them too early, but couldntn wait.Im fed up of eating shop brought dalad and veg, this year i hope to grow enough to last the winter too ;)


Tina. said...

I have been getting antsy myself and we have more snow today. We've had it pretty consistently since October. I want to start some seeds by March 14th. I do have a question however, how will you keep your greens and vegies through the winter? To eat fresh you mean?