Saturday, 13 February 2016

They're He-ere...

No, not these little potato chitting dolls 'Sprouting tuber mimics by Karly Perez', Aren't they sweet? Although they are rather sad in this photo as they haven't got hair or clothes yet!

Here's the real thing. This is the Salad Blue.
And these are the Athlete, much more hairy! We were trying to work out whether the hairs are roots or whether they let the potato that it's buried and time to grow properly (Jamie's theory). I couldn't find the definitive answer, but now we reckon they are the beginning of roots.
It's worth zooming into the photo a bit more if you can...
It's a rainy day (of course) so we stayed in this morning and ordered lots of seeds online from Thompson & Morgan. We used our Tescos Clubcard vouchers so got all the seeds for a third of the price and T&M had a deal too, so we added a few more flower seed packets to the basket. I included purple honesty; the flowers are so pretty and, of course, the seed heads are too. My mother always has lots in her garden (I should have collected some seeds in the Autumn).
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/perennial-and-biennial-seeds/lunaria-annua/2126TM
In the afternoon we went to the plot to feed the birds. There were couple of robins and we also saw thrushes and a tiny wren. Brrr, it was cold. Some of our leeks aren't looking that healthy, but they should be tasty - we intend to have some for dinner tomorrow.
In fact, the whole plot looks a real mess, but there's plenty of time yet...

2 comments:

  1. Your leek looks fantastic. Those potato head dolls are really freaky and I don't really get them - are just the heads made from potatoes?

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    1. That is one of the better looking leeks. The doll heads aren't actually potatoes, they're ceramic modelled on potatoes. I think they're cute

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