Cold, so cold
28 December 2009 23:26:29
Cold, so cold
I didn't even attempt to remove any of the horticultural fleece, even to give the plants half an hour of breathing today, due to this cold, cold weather. I have an outdoor weather sensor with an indoor reader and it has registered down to -4 over the past week, rising to +5 max during the day. This little outdoor sensor is mounted on the shed door, because it is (a) north facing and (b) within a specified distance for the indoor monitor to pick up the signal. On Sunday, the shed door was opened for all of 10 minutes while we got the fuel for the fire out. During that time, the sensor was south facing and the temperature reading was +11.8! Amazing what a little bit of sun can do.
The birds aren't eating the food I left out for them. I have 3 fat balls out and a container of peanuts, as I have done every other year. But they aren't even dropping by, just to check the menu!
Gardening wise, I have Micheal Kelly's books and seed catalogues all over the sofa. I still have no final plans made except that I want to eat our own Brussels sprouts next Christmas. One problem is the amount of different varieties - confusing to say the least. I wonder will I ever get to make out a list of seeds because I am reading so much about the different varieties, I just seem to be getting bogged down. Maybe I should just open the catalogue, close my eyes and prick a pin into the page!
By the way, any of you suffering withdrawal symptoms from not being out in your vegetable plots, check out www.farmville.com One of my sisters in Australia mentioned it to me just before Christmas so I checked it out. Good fun but addictive. Mine you, I'm not as bad as her - she was in bed one night and got up to harvest her crops!!!!!