The snow which fell last night has almost gone now – good news for tomorrow’s commuters but not so good for all the hopeful children who have been longing for a Narnia landscape.
Then, when I thought about the location of the snow patches, it got me wondering about why there but not somewhere else. On the whole, the snow remains on either the hugel beds or where I’ve mulched with compost in the recent past. So, is there something about the quality of these patches which lowers the temperature?
I had thought the hugel beds would be warmer, since that seemed to the effect with bokashi mix in the compost bin (the mix is also in the beds). Clearly, however, something else is going on. Unless for some reason, or no reason, these patches are colder anyway.