Stretching the Season: Last Chance Garden
Things should sprout more quickly in summer, but this is Caithness and August may be warm during the day but cool--dangerously, cool in the evenings. At least dangerous that is if you are a wee seed. So after the first too cold evening, I put a bit of bubble wrap around the pot where lettuce was waiting on the deck. And they have now obligingly sprouted--cause and effect or coincidence? Who can say. That's gardening for you.
The idea of course is that the bubble wrap allows the pot to hold onto the heat accumulated during the day.
Can we manage a courgette before the weather clobbers us? Will the bubble wrap and south -facing deck be enough to get the lettuce to leaf-size? Tune in later to find out!