Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:15
Chancing it a bit, I planted out a few healthy squash plants (germinated in a propagator in March) a couple of weeks ago in a bed I'd protected/warmed up using black plastic. They did nothing and when I pulled up a couple, the roots had shrivelled and the clay soil, no more than a couple of inches down, was still stone cold. I do wonder how this (very short)growing season is going to work out considering we tend to have dull, cool and wet summers these days as well. Are we just too optimistic?