This morning, I wondered how the onions were getting on. Great it would seem, as more of them have started to sprout.
This spurred me into planting a few more garlic bulbils. And looking generally round the garden. Which lead to the discovery of snow.
Not much admittedly, but the curious thing is that, as I noticed before, it seems to stay longer on the hugel beds (or on a heavily mulched area) than on the normal soil.
In view of what I learned yesterday on the PDC, I think there might be an explanation. Clay takes longer to warm up but also cools down more slowly. As the amendments are not clay, could it therefore be that the hugel beds and such have less residual heat in them?
Whatever the reason, because of the cool outdoor temperatures today, we enjoyed looking round a wood burner showroom. I had thought it would be impossible to have a wood burner in the house without a chimney but it seems a flue can be built in.
I’ll put this on the back burner for now. But there are many pluses which I may go into on a future occasion. And in the meantime I’ll keep an eye of those hugel beds.