George is back to school today, and Emily tomorrow, but as they’re old enough and sensible enough (most of the time anyway) I can leave them at home and pop to the allotment. So that is exactly what I did this morning for about and hour and a half. I made up a box of goodies for my friend Clair who went out of her way to get me loads of manure, so as a “Thank you for some great poo”, I’ve made up a box of various bits from my plot and I’ll take it round to her later. I also dug up all my Onions. I’ve got loads to last us for quite a while, so that’s great news. Most of them have done really well, just the odd small one so I’m very pleased with them. When I got home I weighed some of the largest ones to see how heavy they are, and my largest is 8.1 oz. This I’m rather proud of, lots were around the 6 – 7 oz mark, so good sized ones this year.
I also pulled some more Rhubarb, which I’ll see if there are any takers at ringing tonight. I expect there will be, and then finally some more Potatoes. Which were all, what I would class as normal sized ones, until I dug up a rogue plant!! I won’t tell you what I said, but there may have a bit of a naughty word in the sentence. But I’m sure you’ll understand when I tell you that my 2nd heaviest potato today weighed 1lb 9 oz and the heaviest weighed 1lb 9.4 oz!!
So that’s my heaviest potato ever, as last year I dug up. Last year I had one that weighed 1lb 7.8 oz. If I manage to dig up any that are heavier, I’ll let you know. Now I need to find somewhere to put all my Onions to dry for a month, before I put them in string bags. The greenhouse is rather full still, so I expect I’ll find space in one of my sheds. As long as it’s a frost free place they’ll be fine.
Oh and I have a new phone, as mine had a melt down, so I can put pictures up for you to see.