Listening to: Le Build-up
What's for tea?: dunno yet
Weather: autumn sunshine, clouding over a bit
I've just been up to the veg garden where I planted out some lettuce seedlings the other day (Little Gem, seeing as you asked). Of the 36 seedlings I planted, 28 are still a going concern - not bad, considering it was, at best, an experiment to test the conditions.
A couple of others had wilted, gone a bit brown and were clearly dead/dying, while the rest had disappeared completely.
You can't blame the rabbits (of which there are a multitude) because I have made a sort of tunnel made out of bits from the old (now scraped) battery cages that were in the shed when we moved in.
Mice? But then why only a handful of seedlings? It's not something new - in all my years of gardening and allotment-holding it has always happened and it has always puzzled me. Ideas would be welcome as I'm about to put in a row of Parella Red and some winter cabbage.