Sunday, January 18, 2009

Potato Fair

A balmy 8-10°C this weekend, the bees were making flights and I got a good deal of the garden and greenhouse cleaned up and ready. Perhaps a bit rashly I have started a few seeds in trays in the airing cupboard. Yellow Hinkelhatz, DeRata & Jwala peppers, Thai Long Green & Japanese White Egg aubergines, Matt's Wild Cherry, Copia, Olirose, Persimmon & Riesenstraube tomatoes and self-saved potato seeds.
Only a week now until our local annual potato fair and seed swap!

The Excelsior potato from The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato with instructions on cooking the potato furnished by Professor Blot, 1870. It can be read online here.

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