If I had to sum it up in two words it would be controlled frenzy.
Seed sowing. I think I am about ten days behind my usual sowing routine.
So I gave myself an afternoon to have a good sort. I checked every seed tray – not many zinnias this year. But the salvias germinated. And the mighty dianthus just romped away.
I have been able to prick out lots of red kale, more cavolo nero, dianthus and plenty of other plants I just don’t remember. Oh yes, the ricinus – castor oil plant – suddenly popped up and now look like seedlings.
So with growling thunder rumbling all around the mountain I worked like a madwoman.
Thank goodness the cavolo nero kale are actual plants. They have spent two days outside hardening off. I was nervous when the rain started this afternoon. Imagine if it started hailing and I lost the whole crop.
Ah, the thrilling tension of spring.