Wednesday, 28 April 2021


 I started this blog purely to write about books, but I would like to add a personal note. After all: it's my blog and I'll do what I want! 

My windowsills were covered in seedlings until yesterday. They were big enough to go outside, but alas: the night temperature kept going down to zero. Now I put them outside during the day, to acclimatize. "Outside" is a large balcony (15 by 2 meters), very sunny and sometimes windy. Today all "non-essential" shops re-opened, so I will be able to visit gardening centres too. But maybe I'd better wait as the temptation to buy is always great and I already have too many seedlings (they will go to neighbours and friends). Also cafes and restaurants will be allowed to open (outside seating only), so we will celebrate at our favourite lunch place.

1 comment:

  1. We've been in a similar situation here Miki. Windowsills full of trays of seedlings and nearly every night, a frost. Now it has warmed up a little and we are having much-needed rain, so things can gradually be hardened off. We have put the polytunnel up too so the tomatoes have gone in there, and hopefully they will grow on well now.

    Our garden centres opened on 22nd March (see how that was engraved on my brain!) Just as well, as plants ordered online have been somewhat disappointing - puny weakling things, one with the tiniest leaf to show it was still alive, but since arriving with me, that leaf has died! Hope it manages to pull back from the brink.