On our 'big planting day' we also planted spinach and beetroot seeds, and in no time at all they were poking their little heads above the parapet, and after a couple more of days watering and sun, we have healthy and robust plants with only a few gaps.
The 'long stemmed' Greyhound cabbages kindly given to me by the local nursery, look amazing, and are really starting to grow apace, which is heartening as they were meant for the compost.
The Winter cabbage is also doing well, and I must admit that I quite like the effect when watering of the little white fly nymphs floating about. I know this is the wrong thing to say as they are, apparently, bad for cabbages.
We have lost some of the Leeks, but have acquired some new healthier seedlings which are now happily growing alongside, the original brood.
And now like every good gardener I long for rain.