Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

First Pickings

I decided to harvest my first new potatoes today. Grown in a black bag in the greenhouse were two "Epicure" first earlies. I had about a dozen conker sized new potatoes which were cooked with fresh garden mint while they were still squealing. A veritable taste of heaven.

Bit the bullet today and thinned out my parsnip seedlings. A variety called "Hollow Crown" the discarded plants looked strong and healthy. Also thinned out a few of my "Early Nantes" carrots which were sown in a large pot in the greenhouse back in January. So incredibly sweet and crisp. You could never buy such gourmet treats, anywhere!


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