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The liner is in place, cement blocks all the way around and filled with new dirt. 

The minigreenhouse is ready just in time for the cabbages and lettuces that have started to germinate. They were in the cellar where it’s a bit too dark. Now they are here where it’s a bit too cold probably. I may have to take them in at night, if I don’t forget. 

The weather is great, but that doesn’t matter, I always start sowing indoors around the 15th of april. It’s time to start sowing seeds and growing small hearty plants to plant out in may and june. 

Four trays of different brassicas and lactucas (cabbage and lettuce families). 

They will be in a warm place in the basement until germination, then transfered to a new cold frame out side. 

Just five days on vacation, and the seeds for the most of the cabbages and lettuces germinated and started to grow too long and scraggly.   

My experience is that it often takes weeks to get them up and going. It was evidently too warm and dark in the basement this time. Now they are out cooling down in the cold frame, and I sowed more seeds of the same to make sure I get good strong plants. 

I’ll keep a better eye on them this time.  

The presown cabbages, other brassica, lettuce, etc are coming up pretty nicely inspite of the cloudy, cold and rainy weather.

When we got back from Japan the weather was very summery, and it was difficult not to hurry up the gardening this year. Luckely I didn’t, because it has turned cold again. Colder than usual.

I sowed the pumpkins, cucumbers, maize and such the other day, so I hope it warms up soon. It’s under glass and plastic, so it should be okey, but it will need more warmth.

After a bit of a grey, dreary day yesterday, it’s much nicer today.

Soy beans have been rinsed and put to soak for cooking this evening.

Tomorrow they will become a jar of mellow miso.

I just made a fresh batch of raw blended lingon.

I wrote about raw lingon in January where there is a super easy recipe for how to make your own. There’s nothing better for the morning bowl of porridge.

The sun is shining.

Oooo! I’d better hook up this iphone. The battery is dying.

It’s so sunny and warm I’ve taken the now sprouting cabbages out to bask in the fresh air.

But only temporarily. They’ll go back into the cellar if it gets cold. In the meantime, it’s good to let them get a full dose of sunshine and fresh cool air to slow them down, so that they don’t grow rank and gangly.