The herbs that I sowed last week are already peeping their first green shoots above the layer of vermiculite I applied on top of the compost for extra insulation. Unfortunately for me, I have already managed to forget which seeds I planted in which container, so all I know is that one variety has shot up, with some stems bearing four leaves already, whilst some of the others remain very small, their little green leaves rounded still, as they cup the light and air.
As its been so mild this week, and the sun is shining brightly today, I've also just been out to plant my garlic in a long deep container. As with my seeds, I suspect I've planted too many cloves, but I'll thin them out if they all grow! Hopefully, they'll be as successful as my first plantings - fingers crossed!