Nevertheless (what a cracking word) it's time to turn up the heat, and for that, I'm embarking on two projects.
Firstly, as part of my 5 days 5 pots, I've gone for chillis. Fiery beasts, they are one of the most exciting things you can grow.
A chilli plant was the first thing I ever grew, and the day my only chilli on the plant turned from green to bright red is one I'll never forget. One of those unexplained miracles of nature had happened overnight. I was in awe.
Now, when choosing chillis we fall in to one of two categories and it's all about how much pain we crave. It's the equivalent of getting into an outdoor swimming pool. You'll either bomb right in, with full on adult glee, or dip your toe shivering with fear.
Although having said that, there I was dipping my toe and I ended up with these.
It's hard to choose varieties and perhaps the best way is to follow the Woolly way (click me). Alternatively, if anyone knows of some good varieties to try I'm all smokin' ears.
For now though, I've potted my seeds in fancy pots by the south facing windowsill, with a dash of water and a desperate prayer for heat.
However, I have a back up plan - I just don't trust the sun to shine through my windows. As luck would have it the kind folk at Waltons have bravely asked me to road test one of their rather lovely looking wooden cold frames.
As a novice gardener, cold frames are contraptions of mystery - much lauded by garden books but never something I've tried. Well, that's all about to change when this weekend I turn from being hapless at growing-your-own to being, um hapless at building your own...so stay tuned.
But for now, I'm just glad to have potted some more seeds. On. A. Roll.
And to celebrate, here's a bit of cheesy 80's pop.Dance.