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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Potato planting..go go go!

This is me looking particularly not dressed for planting the seed potatoes, and I am very white because I am freezing my butt off because I fannied about all day in the garden centre and then had a mad attack of garden guilt and came home dug the middle raised bed to aerate it and planted stuff at 7ish. This blog is full of tres flattering pictures of me, I might start gardening in eyeliner and lippy! ;op. First in the raised beds is Maris Piper Potatoes. Nomnom!

Top quote of today's garden exercise (after a discussion on giving away some of the millions of seeds potatoes we have for the price of a beer...) Nath (in an inadvertent slightly cockney accent) - "ah but the bed is slightly canted", Bex - "wait...are we back to the beer again?".

A pic of raised beds:

There are 3 beds, two long ones and one shorter one, to allow for the collection of water from the water butt sitting the end of the shed. They are really long beds, I think we might be growing food for the whole road! My earlier idea of joining the Hugh F-W landshare program (to garden someone else's land) may not be needed!
I'm thinking I might put the garden furniture at this end on the decking, could be a pleasant spot to sit.


  1. You have been busy bunnies. I'm looking forward to purple carrots. I'm sure they'll taste better :D

  2. We have indeed! I'm looking forward to our tres gawth carrots :D

  3. Looks great! I am very jealous of your garden veg plot! :)

  4. I think we'll be able to feed the whole area at this rate though. Must research storage methods!


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