Having slipped on some wet decking this morning and sliced my hand on the smashed pane of glass I was carrying (I know, text book idiotic injury), I’m now typing one-handed and nursing a tetanus booster shot in the unmentionables. Therefore not much chance of picking today (or mending tunnel doors either; I’m dreading seeing what these 40mph gusts have done tomorrow). So instead I’m happily organising my seeds which have all arrived now bar one or two packets; they look so lovely and full of potential. I’m most excited by the new things I’m planning on trying out: more summer salad leaves such as summer purslane (supposedly a cholesterol-lower) and salad burnet; black-rooted perennial scorzonera; exotic herby leaved mitsuba and stridolo to name a few.
I’ve got a wallplanner on which I’m trying to mark rough sowing and planting times (give or take a few weeks); but as ever it will all depend on the weather. I’m also looking forward to sowing some new varieties, such as Green Zebra sweet tomatoes – hopefully I might start sowing these in February. So maybe I should make the most of this enforced ‘office day’; since it will all kick off again before I know it.