2010-04-18

Potatoes

The weather gods smiled this morning and we ended up with a cool but
bright morning. Gemma and I made straight for the allotment, and
attacked the first quarter of the big bed, which is the only one not
edged so far.

This year that bed is dedicated to spuds. After digging it over and
raking the worst of the weeds out we planted the seed potatoes that
Daz and I had bought a few weeks earlier at the garden centre. All
four varieties went in, a couple being first earlies (Home Guard -boil, bake, roast,
Vale's Emerald -salad, boil), a second early (Catriona -boil, bake, roast) and King Edwards -bake, roast, chip, mash as a
maincrop. Roll on June when we start getting the baby salad potatoes
out. And we still have another three quarters of the big bed to go!

We harvested some of the purple sprouting broccoli too and ate it for
lunch with dippy eggs and a little vinegar. A cheats hollandaise, from
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall I think. It was lovely.

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