Three Frosts in a Row.

I know I haven’t posted in  3 weeks now. Sorry about that. I have been busy though. Have you ever wished that you did not experiment and stick to the Norm?  Well I am !  My little tomato seedlings that I had only just re-potted on and thinking the fear of frost had gone, were left without their covers at night….NOT a good decision by me. After the 3rd night of frost they got badly damaged 😦










It’s really an amazing phenomenon, because the ones in the picture on the left all succumbed and some of the ones on the right did survive! The 2 pumpkins got some frosting, but I think they may survive too.

These pots were in the “green tunnel”, on my potting table and nothing in my main poly tunnel got any frost.

Being an impatient gardener I also put my runner beans outside too soon and this is the result…

But because I am also an Optimist, there is plenty to be thankful for among my other plantings. Brassicas,Swedes, Romanesco,Kohl Rabi are all settled in their final  beds. I have 2 different beds, one has ground cover and I planted through holes cut in the cover. Just trying to eliminate the chore of some weeding!









And some April harvest to brighten our day…grown for Hubby….

Not a real favourite of mine until I tasted these delightful mild radishes and I also learned that you can use their leaves like spinach! So I decided to go off down with a container and gather some more ingredients to make a stir fry. Peas that have podded, but not grown big enough for peas to develop yet, a few leaves of herbs like mint and parsley, add some leftover chicken pieces,onions and mushrooms served with rice and yummy 🙂

My 2 apple trees seem to have a nice few of blossoms, One is a new Golden Delicious just planted a few weeks and the other one is just dripping with them….







My tunnel raised bed is doing well with carrots,radishes,beetroots and spring onions as are my inside potatoes…









Also a little bag of spuds as another “experiment”…


Some summer bulbs of Liatris are also showing good progress and I will be distributing some of these to one of my daughters. I will be hard pressed to find enough places to plant all these otherwise…


All in all, I am happy with the progress I have made and have learned not to tempt Fate or even Mother Nature!

Happy Gardening Everyone 🙂


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