Finally I have been able to uncover the beetroot seedlings.
Yesterday for the first time I took off the little propagator lids that I have been using to keep them warm in the Net tunnel, the wind can whistle through there sometimes, so it's always best to be a bit careful with tender young seedlings when they first leave the warmth of the polytunnel and move over to the Net tunnel.
I'm really glad that I have been reading here and there in blogland that other people are struggling with seedlings doing badly in compost this Spring, I was blaming myself and me possibly losing my 'green fingers'. All my seedlings are less than half the size they usually are by this time of year, and that includes all the ones in the polytunnel who usually romp away in the balmy temperatures in there.
I'd just sat down to eat my lunch half an hour ago and Ginger brought me a present ... a mouse. On it's last legs poor thing so I had to shoo him away to finish it off on the patio. Better to be killed quicker than rescued and left to die a slow death ... it almost put me off my lunch, but my tummy was grumbling so I managed.
Cats ... who'd have em!!