I thought today was a good day to check the readings of my soil in the raised beds. And I don’t think that the readings are too bad for February. Since it has not rained all week, it appears that the soil is only just on the moist side, between 7 & 6 which is not bad. I was very surprised that the soil temperature is 12degrees Celsius, this should almost be good enough for planting some of the hardier seeds like broad beans.
I’m also quite happy with the readings of light (around the 1000 mark), the bed where it took the light reading is one of the lighter beds, I had better check the other beds too in order to see where I plant what. Then the PH of the soil is pretty good too, on the alkaline side (just between 7 and 8). I find it very helpful to have these gadgets to be able to take readings, keeps you well informed.
Then the seedling which are only sprouting now, sowed them about a week ago, I moved them to the window sill, they are so far only Sweet Peas (for the scent), and there is also a Ginger and an Artichoke starting off. The little seedling is suffering from not getting enough light but I hope that will rectify itself now that I moved them.
The Ginger popping up, but being very slow about it. And one of the Sweet Pea seedlings.