Friday, 22 March 2013

Cold spring, slow crops, new glasshouse

This spring has been one of the coldest I've known in 10 years of growing. Following the excessively wet winter. Valentines Day brought very welcome dry weather, but after this the temperatures were lower than through Dec and Jan. Crops haven't been growing at all and even plants in the glasshouse have been growing slowly.

March brought unsettled conditions and recently there has been a lot of rain (again). It's been really challenging to get everything going to schedule and the fact is crops will be later than planned.

On the positive side, we've been busy building a new glasshouse and tool shed. It's not quite finished but nearly there. It'll be a great addition to the farm and make life a lot easier.

It's been a lovely day today (after morning rain stopped) - here's Lawrence's beach.