Monday, 25 January 2010
I have just been on a trip to Leicester to get my seed potatoes and onion sets. It may seem like a long way at 25 miles each way, but I have saved so much money it was worth it. They have around 90 varieties of seed potato, (although a few had run out) and you can buy them loose. They cost £1.25 a kilo up to 10 kilos, £1.00 a kilo for 10 kilos or above. This is what I will be planting this year:
6 x Foremost }
6 x Vanessa } First early
18 x Anya (saved from last year's crop) } Second early
5 x Maxine }
10 x Kestrel - Second early/early maincrop
10 x Cara }
10 x Rooster } Maincrop
I also bought about 30 red onion sets, 30 brown onion sets and 10 shallot sets. Oh, and two packets of kale seed!
Grand total - £8.03 - which I reckon is a BARGAIN!!
I can also report that I have put my name on the waiting list for an allotment on a site very close to 'our new house'! Apparently I may have to wait about a year, but this seems reasonable considering the length of some waiting lists, and the fact that I already have one - I just won't be able to walk there after we move. On the moving front, everything seems to be proceeding smoothly, but it's still early days.