Monday, 21 March 2016

Ooops .......


Most definitely an 'Oops'  moment!!

I left my potatoes chitting .... in the dark ... in the cupboard under the stairs and forgot all about them, I think they have most definitely chitted  ;-)


They have been rescued by having the extra long chits removed and are now sitting in the light of the conservatory still in this bag.  The chits are now happily firming up and turning slightly green ... phew!!

I have planted three of them in large pots in the polytunnel to give me a head start with some potatoes, but the rest of them can wait another week or two until the soil outside in the Veggie Patch has warmed up a bit.  Two of the raised beds are covered with membrane so they can go in those as they will be the driest and warmest, and so hopefully will give our spuds a good start.

That is of course if they will survive their abandonment in the cupboard and survive to give us a decent crop of homegrown potatoes.

Sue xx


15 comments:

  1. here's hoping for a great potato crop.

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  2. Thank you for the giggle. They are most definitely chitted! Potatoes is next on my list for a more simple life. We do love our potatoes in this house ... must be the Irish in us! :P

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  3. Haha whoops! I did exactly the same with my spring bulbs after I put them in a "safe place" - so safe I forgot all about them, they will be fiiiiiiiine! Have a happy springtime in the garden!

    Katie

    http://long-may-she-rain.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. They look like the invasion of the triffids!

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  5. Weaver has beaten me to the punch with my man eating plants reference...sure they'll produce a good crop though - of potatoes, not triffids

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  6. It was having to deal with some potatoes like that when I was pregnant in 1980 that put me off potatoes for months! I can still remember the shuddering feeling I got - very odd - funny what things you think of when you should be packing boxes!

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  7. This happened to us once, I put them in the shed and forgot about them, they were fine though!
    Hopefully they'll reward you with a bumper crop!

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  8. Laugh! Exactly the same thing has just happened to us! We've just planted them, long skinny chit shoots and all........

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  9. What variety of potatoes are you growing. I've done my usual of buying more seed potatoes than I have space for...

    I've got Desiree and Charlotte. Not earth-shatteringly original, but tasty and I wasn't going to do any this year until I saw them in Aldi :)

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  10. Looks like a creature from outer space!
    xx

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  11. I have a tomato plant blooming and starting to form tiny little tomatoes, so am really excited. We had to cover it last night in the frost.

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  12. Hahaha wow, I've never seen them that long before. Isn't nature an amazing thing x x x

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  13. Wow...here's to your next bumper crop!

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  14. It looks like they were trying to walk out of your cupboard!! Lots of wonderful tasty potatoes for you later on though :-) x

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  15. Wow, if there was a worlds longest chit competition I am pretty sure that you could win that! I don't suppose the potatoes will taste anything other than lovely though and that is the most important thing isn't it! xx

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