It's the earliest I've done it but the window sills have been taken over by seed trays.
Even though it's winter, seed sowing has started - indoors at least. I've sown up a second set of Norli and Taiwan Sugar Peas in lengths of plastic guttering. The first lot were sown impossibly early but went into to the ground about a week ago and so far have withstood the weather.
I've several sweet pea on the go - some in an unheated greenhouse, the rest indoors to see how they do. All the seed is saved from last year - a mixed blue, white and pink collection, some all white and some 'chocolate'.
This year the tomato choice is Mortgage Lifter, Copia and Black Cherry along with lots of San Marzano. I've sown these now and I'll compare results with a later sowing in March/April. About that time I'll also sow Golden Sweet, that sweet, sweet cherry tomato, the suplus of which I'm still enjoying as pasata.
Chilli peppers- Ring o' Fire have been sown. If it fails then I've time to bring on another lot of plants.
The Charlotte, second early potatoes, are chitting nicely and I've followed these with some Home Guard, a 1942 introduction and an early potato which Alan Romans rates as "an early early which is best eaten early." As I'm only sowing a few tubers for 'new potato meals' that seems fine. I've also set out some Cara, late maincrop, which Romans says is the "red eyed tough guy for the garden and allotment." So it bodes well. And I may also get my hands on some Sarpo Axona. I tried the Sarpo Mira previously and it was blight resistant with a good yield.
If it stays dry and we get some sun next weekend I'll try and get out on the allotment to plant the shallot and onion sets and check on how the garlic is doing. If not I'll sow some celeriac for planting out in April/May and see if I can get a crop this year.