A regularly updated blog where you can follow the progress of Belinda and Jamie on our beloved allotment in Hungerford. Includes photos of plantings, pickings, (occasional) vegetarian cooking and wildlife showing what makes Plot 7 (and Plot 8) such a great place to spend time!
So, here's the essential blog photo :-)
All our seed potatoes chitting at my mum's house - in the nice, cold, light spare room.
Here's the psychedelic picture to identify the different varieties...
This is what they really look like:
And these are all our kestrels - probably more than we want, but there's always the spares table at the allotment site. We bought these from the Wyvale Garden Centre where they were stored in a much warmer room, hence the chits already forming.
The earlies definitely benefit from chitting, as we want lots of little spuds to form but maincrops don't really need to chit in advance of being planted. However, it would be too early to put them in the ground now - apart from the fact that it's soaking wet!