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A New Year - & So Much To Do Already!

So the absolutely gorgeous dry, bright and still weather of New Year's Day hasn't quite continued as we'd hoped! We're back to wet, foggy and dreary weather! Well a bit of grotty weather isn't going to put us off - and nor will the threatened cold spell (that would be quite welcome in many ways).

But that is the difference between the later few weeks of December and the start of January; in December we can put off until the New Year - in January there is no excuse and we must get on as otherwise we'll be behind before we know it.

After three days 'back' we only then noticed that our homepage was still saying we were closed! But that's because since we've been back we've been flat out - catching up on sending out orders and starting the mammoth job of production for the year ahead. Grape cuttings are being taken at this moment - and in the potting shed seed trays filled ready for the onslaught of sowings that start tomorrow.

And at home too its a time to get going. November and December may have been grotty, so you didn't get round to planting your bare root fruit and hedging - but it can't be put off forever, and a planting now will sit patiently and perfectly still in the ground - waiting for those at first imperceivable (to us) rises in ground temperature. Come the early Spring adventitious root growth will already be underway making for quicker and stronger establishment - and come the Summer that early planting will pay off even further as that greater rooting out will mean less need for watering (but don't forget it completely).

And, of course, there are many seeds that can be started now (Onions for one) so time to get your seed order put together; that's after you've worked out all your veg plantings and sowings - another job you didn't get round to at Christmas!

But with regard to your sowings, please just remember it is better to be a little bit late than too early. It doesn't matter how much warmth you give many subjects including Tomatoes and Chillies, the light levels are not there yet and so you will simply end up with weak and leggy seedlings. Whilst its true to say the year wont wait, its also true to say that nature is happier and better at catching up than it is as being pushed.

So, so much do - but not time to panic yet!