The seeds arrived today from Thompson & Morgan and I lost no time in getting one of the cucumber Carmen seeds into a three inch pot, covered it in polythene and sat it on top of the computer for a little heat. (germinated 1st Feb at 5 days). We had to go to B&Q for a new kitchen tap and couldn’t resist a couple of bags of seed potatoes even though we had already got our chosen quota. We went for Foremost and Pentland Javelin, both earlies to try and get the harvest out before the Blight strikes again. We picked up a creosote substitute so I can now have fun doing up my broody pen and buy some hatching eggs ready for the spring. Here are two of the Silkie bantam chicks from last year.