Tag Archives: potatoes

Potatoes and adzuki beans

I gave up on the idea of growing my own potatoes in favour of crops which were more productive in terms of space and/or outlay (eg compost, in view of the difficulty root crops have in my soil). However, potatoes … Continue reading

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Who would leave a party to go digging?

Had a busy morning on both the allotment and at the end of course party at work. Continue reading

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Welcome to Wonder World

Fab soil on the allotment. And that was not the only discovery – I dug up a kilo of potatoes whilst clearing the ground! Continue reading

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Neeps and tatties for tea

My turnips have been doing so much better this year than last! Admittedly, last year I only bought the seed at the back end of the summer and they were planted on sub-standard soil. This year, they are in the … Continue reading

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Something is happening at last!

Over the past week I have been out in the garden quite a bit, between showers and sneezes. On Sunday, I decided it was time for one group of unexpected potatoes to be dug up. I needed the space for … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t!

Seven o’clock this morning: one or two ripe strawberries ready to eat. Two hours later, there were none. Or rather the birds had been eating them, so instead of feeding me, apart from the birds, the compost bin got the … Continue reading

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While camping….

Sitting in a rain-sodden field this weekend, apart from the company, the consolation was that back at home the plants were probably loving it. So, checking on progress when I got back, I was over-the-moon to see that the lettuces … Continue reading

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After a night away

Even after just one night away, it is always exciting to come back home and see what has been happening in the garden. I’d been kindly given more empty milk cartons to store the rainwater, so job number one was … Continue reading

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