Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Is it just me who thinks there's something beautiful about chitting potatoes? The alien like growths exploding unprompted out of the earthy brown skin of humble seed potatoes are one of nature’s more impressive ways of reminding you that spring is on its way.

With the weather now warming up (if we can all just pretend yesterday’s slight frost didn't happen that'd be grand) my thoughts are turning to thoughts of potatoes, more specifically when to get the first earlies in the ground. I'm thinking it may still be a little early for this weekend, however with a week away on holiday looming at the beginning of April that only leaves the weekend of 26/27th if I do rule out this coming one, and then what if it's wet and horrible that week? Perhaps it'd be worth risking getting them in this weekend, if the weather permits, after all?


Janet/Plantaliscious said...

I, too, have been admiring my chitting potatoes and wondering when it would be OK to plant at least some of them. When I get a chance I am going to risk putting them some of them in the ground but will cover them with fleece. Good luck with yours!

Nome said...

It's not just you! I love them. Always find myself taking the same pictures year after year... I'm a bit nervous about planting them out so far though - they were hit pretty badly by frosts last year.

Glad you're back! I'm struggling to keep up with everything and everyone at the moment but I'll pop in whenever I can!