Sunday, 24 April 2016

Triffid Spuds

We’ve been keeping some potatoes back, ready for planting in our neighbours field, but the weather hasn’t been kind this April and this has caused delays. It’s not easy to plant in a soggy field. We had been hoping to get them in before our trip back to the UK for my sisters wedding but it wasn’t to be. Then on our return, because conditions were good, the spuds had gone in. Aghh, what were we going to do with 11 kilos of spuds that were turning into triffids?? We had no room in our veg patch as it’s already full of Charlottes and we didn’t fancy making it bigger, but then our lovely neighbour Denis came to the rescue with his tractor and potato planting gadget. What a hero. Also thanks to Lucie and Camille for their help.

Spuds 1
Spuds 2
Spuds 3
Spuds 5

4 comments:

  1. Lucky you, we are about to go out and plant our foremost potatoes today. Much more back breaking digging by hand! Hope all is well Diane xox

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    1. The potato gadget is definitely better for your back, but we didn't escape completely as we planted our Charlotte's by hand.

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  2. Dad says. IT looks like you were planting a spagetti field, hope you have a good crop this year. Xxx

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    1. Now that would be an interesting field of crops :)

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