We made a start on Thursday. I planted some of our shallot and onion sets into cells leaving the rest to be planted out on the plot a little later.
Martyn was on seed sowing duty and continued the allium theme by sowing leek seeds. He also sowed some broad beans. All were planted in cells and for now will live in the greenhouse.
Our final planting of the day was to pop three Casablanca seed potatoes into a bag in an attempt to grow some early new potatoes.
Martyn has put together a video showing all this activity and he has written a bit more about our preferred techniques on his blog post here.
As well as all the sowing and planting, I did a bit of tidying in the greenhouse and cut back some of the plants, such as pelargoniums, osteospernums and lavender that were overwintering inside. Hopefully the presence of green means they have come this far through winter with some life in them.
It isn't just us that have decided that it is time to kick start the growing season. The peach, apricot and nectarine trees that live in the greenhouse have flower buds on the point of bursting. This year it looks as though all three trees will flower at the same time. Last year flowering was staggered with the apricot coming into flower by 23 February. It had just about finished flowering when the other two woke up. It looks like my paintbrush and I are going to have to play the part of a very busy bee this year.