We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Monday, 9 February 2015
Preparations are underway for the spring and that means we have to start chitting the potatoes. We have three varieties: pink fur apple (a salad potato), Albert Bartlet Rooster (red skinned but good for baking) and King Edwards. They were laid out in seed trays on Saturday. We need to get the ground ready for planting. Potatoes do better in well rotted manure, of which we have lots, courtesy of our goats and chickens!