With one thing and another I've got a little bit behind myself with planting this year. It does feel worse because Easter was so early but there's no doubt that normally I'm a lot further on at this time of year. Having said that, there's no real benefit in being too hasty about planting stuff. Last year I planted my tomatoes in February but they were never really happy and took weeks to get big enough to move on. This year they've only been in for a fortnight but they already look much stronger and healthier.
Judging by the forecast for snow this weekend it's not a bad thing that there isn't really anything in the ground on the plot. I did get some peas planted into a drain pipe this weekend in the greenhouse though which will be much happier to wait a couple of weeks until it's warmer before they go out into the big wide world. The world may be heating up but last year the last frosts were not until the end of May for us in Manchester so, despite the warm days, it's best to hold off a little before even thinking about getting any of the more tender plants in like courgettes or sweetcorn... Regardless of how strong the temptation may be to plant, plant, plant at the first sign of spring!