But there are a few vegies and herbs that don’t mind the cold!
And if the sun does peep through the clouds this long weekend…..head out into your garden/balcony/courtyard and get planting……
* lettuce and rocket
* cabbage (and I’ve happily planted cauliflower and broccoli this month, just watch out if you frosts – the seedlings will probably do better in a protected spot. So a balcony or sunny courtyard is more ideal at this time of the year)
* peas and snow peas
You can plant out all of the above as seedlings now. Lettuce, rocket, coriander and peas/snow peas work particularly well in pots.
If you don’t want large climbing frames for your peas/snow peas keep an eye out for the dwarf varieties.
You’ll notice at your local nursery that cabbage for example comes in punnets of 6 plants…..6 plants ALL ready to harvest at the same time can be a bit much!!
So keep an eye out for either the MIXED plant punnet eg. broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower OR you can even sometimes find individual punnets with just a single larger seedling.
Happy gardening and stay warm this long weekend!