Sunday, 5 April 2015

How many tools does it take to plant potatoes?

A beautiful day absolutely ideal for planting the veg garden a bit more. We made a trench and put in the new asparagus and the old one from our last house that had spent the winter in a pot. There were a couple of juicy looking sprouts so we could get a little bit of lovely asparagus.

We then put in two rows of first early potatoes. We followed the old advice and mowed round the lawn first and put some nice fresh grass clippings in the bottom of the trench.

After a sit down and a cup of tea we planted a row of peas.  These I covered by laying pea sticks over the drill because we not only have fat pigeons hanging about but several pheasants!  When the peas come up the peas sticks can be put upright, The pea sticks were made from the enormous cuttings we took off the front hedge last August.

By this time we had managed to accumulate quite a pile of tools.
All of the tools have to be gathered up and taken back to the shed by the house. Yep, that one in the far distance.   Given the rate of rural crime in  we always take care to put everything away.

Tried something new for tea.  The prepacked fresh cod looked a bit limp, so divided this into 2-3 inch chunks and dipped them a thick batter and fried in shallow pan of veg oil.  Because small chunks they only took a few minutes.  Much better than a  limp fillet!

5 comments:

  1. You are certainly forging ahead with the garden. Its a great way of keeping fit isn't it!

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    1. Not sure about getting fit, One good day of digging is followed by a day of stiffness when we stick to potting on and doing little jobs!

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  2. Having read one of your earlier posts, realise we both live on bus route to KL. I never use buses, which sounds snobbish but there are reasons for it.

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    1. There are some very interesting passengers but I do enjoy people watching! When not using bus and driving the 505 seems to pop out of every turning, it sure gets around!

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  3. it's surprising that even in rural communities things sprout legs and walk away don't they!!!

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