This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Very cold this week

Its been rather chilly this week with some snow flurries.
Outdoor projects are temporarily on hold.
I usually plant potatoes on St Patrick's Day but thinking I may hold off.

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  1. I woke to snow again this morning, just a covering but it was very cold. The sun's come out this afternoon and melted all the snow, but there's no heat in the sun, it's still freezing.

  2. It is freezing cold here too - I did plant a few potatoes out last week maybe I should have held off a bit longer - oh well, too late now.

  3. A work of art that photo really cool. Nice as calendar photo too.

  4. Spring is definitely not here just yet! Looks like 2013 is going to be just as much as a challenge to us gardeners as 2012 was! :(

  5. Hi Kelli, no planting here by St Patrick's day even if the plot was ready! I do have earlies chitting in readiness though.It was bitterly cold here for the last couple of days and the ground is really hard.

    1. Who knows, by St. Pat's Day, the 17th, it may be sunny and mild! The weather is so might be able to put your potatoes in.
      Especially if you plant them in a wheel barrel or buckets!!

  6. Do you think that it will ever warm up? We had 6 inches of wet heavy snow last night that has already melted off. It is supposed to get warm this week. Spring break next week and I can get out in to the garden.

  7. It is certainly cold in spite of the sunshine.

  8. Ooh that's cold. Over here in South Florida (some people/person) have to wear thermal shirts (meant for ski-iing) when the night-time temps drop below 40. We just have very thin blood, which serves us well when the temps are in the mid 90s to 100.