Happy official start of spring to all you gardeners out there!
Try explaining to a 3 and 5 year old why despite the fact that 'yes' it is spring tomorrow, they will not be allowed to break out there summer clothes because it's solar spring which means that the sun hits the northern and southern hemispheres dead on rather than reminiscent of pictures of sprung crocuses and baby bunnies that are drawn in picture books.
However, it really is spring. The glacier of snow deposited by 2009's Ice Age has receded so that I can see a small patch of where I planted the garlic last year and in the front I have several crocus leaves.
Most exciting of all is that I have Wintersown sprouts. I took some pictures but they are excessively fuzzy. If you were to come round my house, I would pop the lid of several containers and show you the roots sprouted on several types of lettuce and kale. As you are a gardener, you would put on your microscopic vision and have no problem picking out the small white protuberences of new growth.
The first to sprout was Pink Iceberg Lettuce that I received from I Wet My Plants. Yes, I'm also intrigued what 'pink' iceberg looks like as my googling reveals links to tortillas made with iceberg lettuce, pink icebergs in the ocean and references to other types of lettuce. So I'll just have to take a picture for you all when they get a big more visible.