I am definitely not one to prepare for the festive season early – except with my potatoes. There is nothing like new potatoes fresh from the garden covered in melted butter and a hint of fresh mint to go with the Christmas ham.
So I have been spurred into action. Jersey Benne potatoes are the perfect spud for the big day. So much so that on Christmas Eve you can find them in stores for up to $25 a kilo! I am am not the kind of girl to pay $25 a kilo for any kind of vegetable so I have to grow them. Jersey Bennes take 100 days and so yesterday was the day to get them in the ground.
I also planted all my other spuds and I put them in, in alphabetical order in case I forget which is which. So looking out over the garden I have Agria – 130 days, Ilam Hardy – 130 days, Jersey Benne – 100 days and Karaka 140 days. (This is more for my benefit than yours!)
The day was beginning to get away on me and I was determined not to let it pass without putting spuds in the ground so I got into it super fast as the afternoon began to turn towards evening.
And now I shall stop thinking about Christmas until about three weeks before when I will be running around panicking wildly!
I also thought I would include the link to the TV Show I was on the other night. I am not sure if you will be able to access it if you are overseas, however there is a chance you might, so I’ve popped it in, just in case.
Come again soon – my seeds are popping up all over the place!
Sarah the Gardener : o )