All the seeds we planted have not germinated this year. We don't know why and we replanted last week but this means that we are way behind planting schedule. We are considering going to the garden centre and buying all the plants ready grown so that we can get back to the correct timings for this year. The trouble is the weather has been very windy and colder than last year. The wind makes it feel about 5 to 10 degrees colder than it actually is. We have also had a few rainy days but this could mean that April will not be wet (as is the norm) so that will mess up our season too.
I did plant out the parsnips, carrots, onions and chives, we are now waiting to see if they will germinate. I planted them together to see if it will confuse the bugs and keep them away. This is called companion planting and we shall be doing lots of it this year as the garlic kept the green and black fly away from the trees last year.
We are still waiting on the pots for the watering system...perhaps it will have to be put off now until the second sowing in the autumn.