Seeing the snow capped Rimutakas reminds me that we’ve still a long way till we are really into Spring up here in the Hutt Valley. You can be lulled into a false sense of security with blue skies and warmer temperatures that suggest the onset of better weather. Here in our Valley the micro climate is a little more unpredictable – Spring seems to arrive on time but you can’t rely on it for some weeks to come. Certainly no rushing out to plant out your seedlings.
This year’s vegetable seeds were sown in the barn under the skylight last weekend. When I build some legs for my potting bench I’ll be upping the ante with flowers for the companion planting, sweet peas and other colourful delights. But not till those mountains rid of their snow hats and we can be sure that the frosts are passed.