It has been unbelievably springlike today and for the first time in an absolute age I enjoyed working in the garden.
The plan was to dig up the Jerusalem artichokes, put the contents of the last bokashi bin in the resultant hole and then blanche the tubers in order to store them in the freezer.
The freezer is ready to take them, since we’ve almost munched our way through 2017’s strawberries (just about) and other produce. However, I’m quite worn out after digging and washing. So fertilising and preserving will have to wait.
Out of interest, I looked up how much money I would have had to hand over if I had bought my 4.3 kg of Jerusalem artichokes. It came in at a disappointing £12-£16 – or rather, I was disappointed until I reflected that that is still a substantial number of meals out of a patch of ground which is just two feet by four feet.
On a different note, I was pleased by the number of worms I saw. I wonder if they are there because of last year’s bokashi solids?