The sowing of seeds has started. Broad beans are in pots, leek seeds are in a tray of seed compost and parsnip seeds are sitting on wet paper to chit them. I like this process, even though every available surface in the kitchen and spare bedroom gradually become covered with trays and pots. In a couple of weeks there will, hopefully, be fresh young plants shooting up.
I just hope the allotment will be ready for them. There was a little bit of snow today, with cold and maybe snowy days forecast for this week and into next. We haven't begun to dig the ground yet, it's much too wet and claggy. The ground will also be too cold to plant into. The greenhouse will be fine for the hardy plants and should remain free of frost, but things can get a bit queued up if the cold lasts too long. On the other hand some things can't be delayed too long either.