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We had heavy rain all weekend (luckily after we had been up the allotment very early Saturday morning.
Today we made another visit to tackle
The Comfrey plants. With all the rain this year they are shoulder height!
We have just finished the last of last years old potatoes.
I mashed the old spuds that were left a few months ago,
and put them into containers and popped them into the freezer.
Instant toppings for Shepherds Pie or Fish Pie, Bubble and squeak
and so much more! We were unwilling to buy some supermarket potatoes,
before ours are ready to dig up! It was then I had a Eureka moment!
Last year I covered up the big bed at the other end of my plot.
Mr Lottie was too ill, and I didn't have the time or energy to work on it.
I noticed a few weeks ago that the heavy covering had a couple of bulges in it!
So I made a cut and found evidence of a little bit of potato foliage which grew bigger
over the weeks.
I persuaded Mr L to investigate which he did so reluctantly
Underneath the plastic clean and dry, not even needing to be dug up
Were two varieties of potatoes
Some big 'jacket' potatoes. By the time we eat these
this years crop will be ready to start digging up!
I was cutting and composting the comfrey
I am so pleased with the end result - I even mowed the lawn path!
And, and, and, at 6am this morning I did my 3.5 mile walk and did the same walk in reverse tonight! Anything to get away from the neighbours howling hound!
Have a good week everyone.