Friday, 6 July 2007

You Say Potato I Say What Now?

Only one bed of blighted potatoes left in the ground now.

We dug up one bed of maincrop Desirees this morning. It's not a happy story, about the best we can say is we got more spuds out than we put in. Could of been worse we could of got less or none I suppose. The Charlottes have been great we'll definately do them again next year seems like they nicely beat the blight and the colorado beetles. Perhaps we'll also try another early variety.

My consolation is that everyone else feels sorry for us and donates food courgettes, cucumbers, redcurrant jelly and lettuce this week. Thank you Miranda.

So what now? I have no idea. Time to hit the books again. Clearly the time I thought I was spending aquiring knowledge I was really just feeding my day dreams and when I look in my head for facts on what I could be growing there I just find a film clip entitled "Heroine Swanning Round Potager Gathering Produce".

It's going to be a long hungry winter at this rate.

We will have an ample sufficiency of apricot conserve though (touch wood). Tired of waiting for our cherries to ripen and despondant over the spuds in a fit of retail therapy I've ordered 10kg of apricots from the grocery van man this morning. Now I'm sat here thinking that's an awful lot of apricots.

More research required "Heroine With Shining Shelves of Bottled Produce" film clip is no use.


Jen said...

Ooh, apricots are rather good with cheese - white stilton in particular. Perhaps you could concoct some sort of apricot chutney? I'll buy some if you do :)

hedgewizard said...

Don't be downhearted - it's been a shitty year for lots of different produce, and it could be a bit of lean winter for me too! Thank heavens for the polytunnel. Lifesaver.

Mind you, that does sound like a big fucking bag of apricots. Sorry.

Karen said...

Jen shame I don't like cheese but I do like chutney good idea I may just give it a whirl

HW well at 2 euro per kg the more you buy the more you save!

Hedgewizard said...

My god! Sign me up!

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