Spring has definitely sprung!
We heard our first Shining Cuckoo today as we were eating breakfast. Later, after a shower of rain, we were outside planting seeds.
 This year we have a definite focus on Mediterranean vegetables that are pricey in the shops: aubergine, peppers, good tomatoes and herbs.

We were given seeds by Jimmy Boswell, the Gluten-free chef, and that has encouraged us to try some more unusual heritage varieties. This year we are growing Babich and apple cucumbers, basil, long sweet red and yellow peppers and Marmande, Costoluto Fiorentino and S. Marzano (3 varieties of tomato).

Mmm, can’t wait until they are all ready to pick (and eat!)