…the narrator today would have been intoning:
‘Day 22 of Seedling Watch, and up at the vegetable patch there’s still no sign of any life…’
‘…Or is there?’
Yup, shortly after I really did give them up for dead, my peas and beans have started germinating. So in a fit of more mad optimism I’ve planted my broccoli and gem squash*. The jury is still out on the parsnips though – while there are signs of something coming up, I can’t remember what parsnip seedlings look like so I’m not convinced it’s them and there’s not enough of them yet to make it obvious.
And it’s not just my seeds that are showing signs of life…
*I know you all have zero interest in these details, but I can’t be arsed to keep a proper garden notebook so this will have to do.