Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Last of Kale and the First Slugs

I harvested the last of the kale yesterday. I noticed a wild rabbit in my garden the other day and thought it would be better to pick up the crowns before the rabbit gets them. The rabbit, as it turned to be, was the least of my worry. The kale looked pretty good at the top, but the lower foliage was completely eaten by slugs!

To my great surprise, during washing, a multitude of slugs fell into a sink! They were all pretty tiny. It just makes me think what it would be in Spring? Obviously, the winter was not cold enough to kill them. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Heralds of Spring

The snow is no more but, the mornings are cold and frosty. The ground is too cold and wet for any work and I am going to sow my broad beans indoors in the pots. 
I have sorted out all the seed sachets I got. I don't rush to sow the seeds indoors because the days are still short and the seedlings need lots of light. The lack of light makes them be etiolated, that is, long and weak.

I have prepared these paper pots for sowing the tomato seeds. I will do it at the end of March. By May, when the frost is no more, they will be big enough to be planted out.
The heralds of Spring are all over the garden, and the weather is getting warmer.

I have noticed snowdrops growing everywhere, even in the lawn. Obviously, they self-seed well. 
There is one thing that doesn't make me very happy. The weatherman said that it is going to be a very rainy Spring. I only hope it won't be like the last one.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Snowy Days

The snow is melting already but, it was nice to have a few days of 'real' winter.