Monday, 6 April 2009

potato planting

These are pictures of plot number two as they looked before father-in-law came and mainly did the potatoes. Very grateful for help as have to gradually build up strength in recovering broken wrist.
And after!!!
Bit sad can't say I did them this year but that is out-weighed with the relief I feel at having another job crossed off my list.
Potatoes in trench lined with horse manure then covered in soil. Soil pulled together over top to make long mound(as it pictures above). When stalk of about 9 inches stick up, draw more soil together to keep potaoes covered as in sunlight they gradually turn green and the green bits as poisonous.


  1. The older I get the more I accept that I can't do all the things I used to or want to. I think it's wonderful that you have a father-in-law willing and knowledgeable to help you. Gardens are forgiving. They just want to grow.

    PS: My tomato seedlings are looking better and better.

  2. i am pretty bad at accepting help but am learning to do so now. it's nice for people to help as well as to be helped I have realised - so my broken wrist has taught me that. i have had a manic and enjoyable week. glad the tomato seedlings are doing well!!