Archive for October, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


The triumph of the season has to be the Golden Wonder potatoes. These six beauties in the sink are the first to be transformed into the best ever roasties. After sorting, we have about four wine boxes full. If the mice at the plot didn’t like them so much, we’d probably have five boxes!

In a sense, Autumn feels like a beginning: the beds are being stripped, fed with manure, and replanted – 27 cloves of garlic went in yesterday, from 2 bulbs of July’s crop of Iberian Wight. At the end of September we planted seeds from More Veg: 150 spring onion seeds, 60 pak choi, 30 spring cabbages went in. But so far, only a handful of greenery begins to show . . .