…and then Spring happened.
If you’re currently living in the UK, you won’t need me to tell you that we went from snow to sunburn in under two weeks, and though we’re still having the occasional frost (in May!!), daytime temperatures are remaining high, and us opportunistic Brits are behaving as though summer has already arrived. After all, this might be all we get. 😉
My gardening plans are in a total shambles this year. Firstly, I was expecting to be in a rented property in Scarborough at this point. Then I considered the possibility that I might be moving out of there in the middle of the growing season – so I bought seeds for plants that are container-friendly during the February ‘heat wave’. I also started chitting some potatoes that were turning green – waste not, want not! – and picked up a few potato ‘grow bags’ for a very cheap price as they were last year’s, apparently.
Then it started snowing again, and I moved back down south, and then BAM – growing season!
I got the spuds planted (in pots! Feels so weird…) a couple of weeks ago, and I’m giving the veg bed a serious digging over. It’s already very late to be planting some of my seeds, but I’ll probably give most of them at least a small go anyway, and save the rest for another year.
And whaddaya know? The potatoes celebrated May day by sticking their heads above ground. The first one made it up yesterday, on the Bank Holiday itself. Two more are up today, and the fourth and final one looks like it will be putting in an appearance tomorrow.