Shopping for the vegetable garden.
05 February 2010 22:39:36
From after 4 o clock this evening it was shopping time for more seed potatoes and a few other items for the veg garden.The weather was good,apart from just been a little cool but dry.The first area to be sorted out was with the potatoes.Some early and second earlies were purchased.I bought some by the name of Orla seed potatoes,with them been an early potato crop for the year.British Queens second earlies,and will collect Roosters as main crop.Some Duke Of York will also be added to the earlies.Why i went for the Orla potatoes this year is because they have good texture,flavour,and have a great resistance again our friend the potato blight.Had plans worked out for this year,the intention was to use a lot of the saved potatoes and get away with having to buy to much of them.The spell of bad frost some weeks back put paid to all them except 9 that survived.Seeds were also collected for the veg garden along with Red Baron onion sets.The onions started late last year are ready for out.
The seed potatoes have been spread out in the lower room off the house.[The picture opposite has a reflection of the mirrors from some spread there.] Overall this evening worked out well for the veg garden shopping.Tomorrow will be spent out in the main garden to do some more work on pruning and cleaning up old leaves etc.Some more of the frost damaged shrubs will be removed.All going well the weather will be on all the gardeners sides tomorrow.