Monday, May 13

Carrots, peas and T-shirts

Last week the weather took a rather dramatic turn for the better. The sun shone and the temperatures felt summery. There's nothing more fickle than the weather here in the UK. This week it's just as likely that it will turn wintery.

The hedgerows are now covered in hawthorn or May blossom. The old saying, "Cast not a clout 'til May is out", was very appropriate. The May blossom is out and clouts - or articles of clothing - were duly cast. It was T-shirt weather but just to be on the safe side sweaters were kept close by.

Things were spurred into action at the allotment. The potatoes are growing quickly. All the potatoes have now pushed through the soil. Hopefully, damp conditions below ground with warmth and sunshine above will provide ideal growing conditions. We have to hope that our weather hasn't a sting in its tail and throws a late frost into the mix.

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments author S Garrett

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