Last weekend, the Bank Holiday weekend, was pretty sunny. This weekend was... well not sunny but not overly miserable either. But between then and now there was some downright miserable weather. Not rain, but temperature wise. It got cold. So cold in fact that we had a frost.
So I have the new sweetcorns growing in a row of plug tray on a shelf at the end of the greenhouse. And sprout they have done. Pretty much all of them have sprouted. Of the 54 planted (2 trays of 3x9) all but about 4 had started. But that frost must have hit them quite bad, because the ones nearest the eaves of the greenhouse got some severe frost damage.
Really though, it doesn't matter too much. It's still early in the season, we still have plenty of sweetcorn seeds from last year's kernels, and we already have a load of extra plants anyway. So a few here or there is nothing.
But even though it's been cold, that hasn't stopped some of the other seeds from galloping away.
This is the Snowball Turnips and the Pak Choi. They're going great guns. Soon I'll have to consider transplanting them. The Pak Choi will be put into the green trays for the other greenhouse, whilst the turnips will be put into one of the beds outside. Yes, I know the seeds say "sow outdoors" but really when you have foxes walking over the beds and cats scratching them up as well, I'd much rather give them a bit of an indoor start before raking the beds flat and planting them in.