Growing in 2021

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Re: Growing in 2021

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I've just managed to sow some cress on the windowsill...
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Broad beans in tray under fleece at plot - saves mice getting at them and I only plant out what grows; same with peas. Herbs on the windowsill at home - more garlic chives and hopefully orange scented thyme. The cape gooseberries have just decided to put in an appearance. Time to go up plot today to finish moving the defunct kale to the compost bins.

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Broad beans - that one type of seed Lidl don't do, and that's the only place I've been to so far where to buy them!

What I call the yellow season has started. Crocus first, daffodils now, and dandelions and gorse all over the place.

I'm still hoping to pick a portion or two of my kale. It was entirely chomped down by some unseen bugs last year, but then surprised me by sprouting out again.
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Yep that's the way with kale. However mine was showing signs of going to flower so anything that regrew would have been tough.

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Re: Growing in 2021

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Weather!

What's it like where you are? I suppose I'm not the only one battling with snow storms... Typical April weather: blizzard one minute, sunshine the next.

Fortunately, due to me not having done anything much in the garden yet, I haven't lost anything apart from daffodils.
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Snowing here, right now. Fortunately, I went to the shop this morning in full sun.
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First frost today; light but very early. The patch may have to wait for a while, there is just too much going on over the next few months to give it any time. Which idiot said that retirement was for relaxing?
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Not me!

It feels a bit weird that you're starting frosts etc when we quite clearly haven't finished with winter yet.
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Weird for us too; not normally expected for a month or so yet. Just means bringing seeding forward a few weeks before the soil temps fall. We needs the soil warm (ish) the keep the micro-critters active so that they can work on the organics we are spreading out and kick off the circle; very chicken and eggish.
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Do you sow green manure? Or just cow-derived stuff.
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