Welsh Girl's Allotment

Hello World,(a bit ambitious as only my mam knows I am here yet !) This is my blog detailing my quest for an allotment, its cultivation and hopefully bountiful crops. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY A HELLO !!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Potatoes, chitting, earthing up

I was getting desperate to get the potatoes in the ground - the poor things have been chitting since late January and its getting a bit late in the season for them to be still hanging around.

The weather forecast in Wales this last week has been way off the maek - yesterday was supposed to be torrential rain all day - but it turned out to be a lovely day, I cleaned out the fish pond and cut the grass in the back garden at home and dug out a flower bed in the front garden - so much for the rain.

With this in mind I was a bit concerned that for the entire week we have been promised rain - but true to form this afternoon and evening we beautiful - so off to the plot I went.

I had earmarked last years onion bed as this years potato patch, like everything else it needed weeding so ...

after I had weeded it and turned it over ...

I dug out a wonky trench and threw the spuds in .... straight lines are not my strong point ...

I filled that trench in and did the same again for another row and a different variety - I didn't label them so I don't know what they are - I will take more care next year I promise !!

It looks like they have already been earthed up but they haven't the tumps you can see are the piles of earth ready to use for earthing up !

All in all for an hour an a half's work I was mighty pleased. The couch is proving a difficult beast to master on the other plot and it was such a pleasure to able to dig this through so easily this evening.


At 7:17 am, Blogger RobD said...

I have the same problem with straight lines! It's more of a 'rustic' feel anyway ;>)

Have you been on the plot in the dark again?!


At 8:12 am, Blogger mandycharlie said...

I can't do straight lines either! Its looking good.

At 9:25 am, Blogger antipodesgirl said...

hello Welsh Girl! as I got tagged by Marigold at marigoldmemoirs, you are in turned being tagged on Pushing up the daisies!
The rules:
* Link to the person who tagged you.
* Post the rules on your blog.
* Write six random things about yourself. And answer the questions below.
* Tag six people at the end of your post linking to their blog.
* Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
* Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

If you would like to follow up on this tag, just let me know when you have finished. It is a great way to spread the links of our blogs that we work so hard on. (but of course you won't get hit by lightning if you don't...)

At 10:54 am, Blogger Mrs Be said...

Had a little chuckle at your straight lines comment, they're not my forte either. The plot next to me has *very* straight lines - would love to see how she does it but she's never there when I am.

At 2:52 pm, OpenID fluffywelshsheep said...

hehe hiya i like you blog but mainly as a lurker, Don't worry about the straight lines, Nature doesn't.

At 6:09 pm, Blogger Amy said...

Well done for getting the potatoes in. I finally managed to get mine in last weekend, in suitably wonky lines, but it was a bit of a killer to have to dig the bed and then plant them in one afternoon.

Maybe next year I will prepare the beds before I actually need to plants things in them!

Great blog by the way :)


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