Overflowing seedlings

I haven’t done much actual gardening this weekend but have been enjoying my seedlings, crowding out the windowsill:

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Here I have three varieties of tomato: San Marzano, Tigerella and Ailsa Craig, two of cucumber: Crystal Lemon and a green one (can’t find the packet so not sure which variety), aubergines, peppers, sweetcorn and the optimistic melons. All doing fine so far.

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The chillis in the plastic tub are also coming along nicely. But everything will have to wait a few weeks before I can risk putting them outside – even in the seed house. We’ve had the most glorious weather over the last week, but hailstones yesterday and the temperature has dropped to 3º c for the last few nights.  Meanwhile the tougher vegetables are slowly coming along in the garden.  The broad beans, sown under a cloche a few weeks ago are coming up fairly sturdily:

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I’ve planted out some lettuce seedlings but am battling with slugs – hence the copper rings.

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But I quite like my broken pot seed labels. Maybe the slugs can read! If so I hope they don’t find the peas:
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I’ve had a nice crop of rocket in a pot in the seed house, which has so far escaped the slimy creatures’ attention:
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.. and my last photo for today is of my lovely little violas which self-seeded so beautifully last year and still bring me endless joy:

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