I had woken up this morning with the best of intentions: to plant all of the remaining Jerusalem artichoke tubers at the allotment. However….
It looked like rain and I didn’t want to go out leaving my washing on the line. So, I needed to wait for that to dry. And I had the evening meal in the slow cooker which would have spoiled if I had gone out and left it. On the other hand, seeing that the purple sprouting broccoli needed picking but was not going to be eaten in the next day or so, I decided to blanch and freeze that.
And just as well I wasn’t 10 miles away at the allotment at lunchtime as I got a text from the school to say I hadn’t paid for my daughter’s lunches this week. Oops!
Still, that meant the cheque got taken round today on the way out. And I still got an hour and a half of digging and ground clearance in. And I planted three of the tubers.
The plan is to plant them right across the back of my plot. That way I hope to have a nice row of flowers lining the edge of the allotment over the summer – and in future years I will know exactly where to plant them again (being one of those vegetables which you can grow in the same spot year on year) 🙂
© Helen Butt, March 2014