So far, so good. It appears that my asparagus gamble is paying off. Yesterday I decided to take a look inside the cloches I had placed on top of the asparagus crowns that I planted earlier on in the month, and I was pleasantly surprised to find spears poking through the soil in 2 of the 3 cloches. Anyway, off the cloches came, and I lovingly buried the spears under some more soil, which I think is what you are supposed to do. Then I replaced the cloches in an attempt to protect my baby asparagus from the horribly cold weather we have been having.
A quick look in the greenhouse revealed nothing much. All the lupin (Lupinus perennis) seeds we had planted a week or so ago appear to have germinated and were proudly poking through the soil. Unfortunately there is no signs of life in anything else I sowed last week. I have a feeling that my sowings of aubergine, chill, and sweet pepper are not going to be successful. They are covered and insulated, but they are not in a heated propagator (I don't have one). I think the temperature in the greenhouse by day is warm enough but it is still getting very cold in there at night. I will give it another week or so and if there are no signs of life then I will have to rethink my plans.
Finally, I planted a row of radishes (Sparkler). It may well be a little early, but I NEEDED to plant something!