Speaking too Soon…

huh. So, when bloggers announce that they’ve almost got the hang of potato day, they should check before posting (indeed, before buying) that when they go in looking for exactly 45 seed potatoes, knowing that that will give them more or less the right amount of potatoes to last the winter for a household consisting of one British person and one American (and hence fairly potato-sceptic) person, (even if the British person is technically half Irish, and hence fairly pro-potato), that they haven’t forgotten about the kilo of seed potatoes that a kind person in the village has already given them.

This, for future reference, is what too many seed potatoes looks like.

too many potatoes

In other news, it has started raining.

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9 Responses to Speaking too Soon…

  1. Bob says:

    See now, here I had been wondering what on earth I’d be writing about, now that we’re back on home soil. All I had to do was line up some potatoes. Silly me.

  2. disgruntled says:

    @kim – oops indeed
    @Bob – nobody said this blog had to be *interesting*…

  3. smsm1986 says:

    Store them in a cold dark place and they’ll keep for a several months. That’s what the main potato producers do.

  4. Flighty says:

    Surely it’s better to have too many rather than too few! xx

  5. disgruntled says:

    SMSM – the ones I harvested in October are still pretty good (black bin in the shed) but they’ll probably start sprouting even in the pitch dark
    @Flighty – I suppose, but I ended up throwing away so many last year! Terrible waste…

  6. Autolycus says:

    Nothing for it but to prepare to open a mobile, bike powered, chippy.

  7. disgruntled says:

    by god, I think you’ve got it…

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