Spud planting

Managed finally to find some time to get my potatoes in the ground, after buying them months ago.


I’m not sure if this actually is potatoes or whether it’s the next Dr Who monster. It was getting to the point where if I didn’t plant them in the ground soon, they were going to take root in my sitting room, something that surely wouldn’t have been popular with ‘im indoors.

So this afternoon, I went over the friend’s house where the garden is that I’ll be using as an allotment, and got to work.

It took about three hours to turn this:


Via this


To this:


… with which I am quite impressed, and which gives the entirely false impression that I actually know what I am doing.

There are about 4kg of seed potatoes in the ground, and the tripods are for drying beans (which I have been singing to the tune of the Crying Game all day) and runner beans.   Potatoes come without instructions, so I dunno whether they are deep enough, properly spaced, etc, etc.  I don’t know how long it will take to see anything, and probably, the minute my back is turned, the local squirrels will leap into action, dig them all back up again and eat them.

There was one rather brave robin who kept showing up to eat recently unearthed bugs, which was rather sweet.

Lets see how it all goes!

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