OMG WOW!

YAY! -my new potatoes have come up!!!

New potatoes...rather obligingly showing themselves

New potatoes are ridiculously easy to grow so I don’t know why I’m so surprised…but actually I’m always a-gog when something I plant actually emerges from the earth.  This is deeply thrilling….  I’m going to wait now, until the stems reach about 15cm high, then cover the whole lot up again with some more compost.  I planted these in a pot on Friday 19th March, so that’s just over two weeks.  I still have lots more chitting that I’m going to put in the ground when I stop being lazy.

On the subject of potatoes – I’ve been falling so in love with the chitting shoots on my egg-boxed lovelies.  They look like scruptious tiny hairy pineapples:

Hairy pineapple-shaped shoot

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