We are only in February but I'm sitting here with the boat windows open on to the canal and sunny blue skies - it's gorgeous! Nearly every year since I started Life at No.27 as a blog in 2015, I have written a piece specifically about potatoes. Sharing my seed potato choices, celebrating potato day … Continue reading 2021 Chit Chat – Time to get your spuds ready!
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
You've got to love an impromptu trip to a Potato Day! Well I do... I didn't need any more seed potatoes, I already have too many, but that didn't stop me suddenly pulling in to West Oxford Community Centre last week did it? No! The mind reading and slightly un-nerving skills of Facebook meant I … Continue reading Chit Chat Time!
It's that time of year again for a good 'chit' chat about spuds! How do you like your potatoes? I particularly love mine mashed with a dollop of butter or roasted until crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside. Yesterday I spent my lunch break down at my local market seed potato shopping, its … Continue reading A peeling potato talk
2nd April 2016 - A day I will never forget, planting my first ever potatoes! Due to bad weather my plans of joining the Easter potato planting tradition were scuppered. My fingers have been tightly crossed all this week, hoping for some luck and sunshine this weekend. I woke up to the sun shining this morning and by midday, temperatures … Continue reading A Spuddy Good Day
There is on-going debate about whether to chit seed potatoes or not. Most allotment owners I speak to on my site and on social media will be chitting their potatoes. Whilst the majority of commercial growers do not chit before planting. After doing lots of research, my view is that if you can give them a … Continue reading Time for a ‘chit’ chat