Today was a lovely seedy day: more sowings of tomatoes, peppers, nasturtiums (for leaves/salads/flowers), red amaranth, salad burnet, green purslane (fleshy summer variety), and climbing French beans. Brilliant fun, sowing away in the warm module tunnel, listening to music and PG Wodehouse: gorgeous. Bit of a panic on because I’m off to San Francisco tomorrow for holiday/work/seeing friends for a week, so trying to get ahead a bit now so I’m not too far behind when I get back. I think that’s what life is like generally for gardeners and commercial growers; trying lots of cheeky tricks and tips to get ahead, full in the knowledge that something will probably happen to stymie you down the line – so if you’re ahead already, it won’t matter too much. An optimistic pessimist; or pessimistic optimist? Maybe a realistic optimist.