Blue Danube the Sequel: A Subterranean Perspective?
Yesterday I teased a few of you with a cropped shot of a very purple potato flower (what is it, I asked) and ended up teasing myself.
Later, when I went up to allotment I could not resist having a little underground furtle, though I think you’re supposed to wait till the flowers are finished. On the other hand there’s always blight to think of, and we’ve been having some very odd potentially blight-inducing weather, so it’s good to know how the crop is faring. On the whole I decided they could wait a bit longer. But the next door row of Stemster are definitely ready. I haven’t grown them before. What a pretty pink! They make the Blue Danube look rather gnarly.
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what beautiful potatoes, will you be showing them or is the competition around you really tough?
That’s interesting now you mention it. No one shows, or shows off anything much at the allotment. What a covert lot we are.
on that’s such a shame. Shows are such fun, as long as you can find someone else to organise!!!
I think the organising is the stumbling block. The other thing about showing is you usually need 3 of whatever it is to look identical in every way. Am thinking that’s probably rather beyond most of us.
ah yes if you go for the proper show categories you do, maybe you could do an alternative approach to showing!!
Homegrown spuds! Nothing better
Absolutely! Wondering if I should put extensions on the waist bands ahead of time.
😂 or take a brisk detour to/from the allotment?
Now that’s not a bad idea. There IS a detour route through the woods. Hm. Chances to pick up some leaf litter on the way…
Home grown! Love it!
Those beautiful purple flowers are from a potato plant?! I had no idea!! Maybe I should be growing potatoes 😉
This might sound strange, but I didn’t grow up eating potatoes so they aren’t something I made very often. In fact, I rarely had them in the house – until recently. I discovered the joys of a baked russet potato. My Sweet-Lord-in-Heaven, maybe it’s just as well I’m late to this party. They are glorious!!
Hi Joanne. Nothing more comforting than a baked potato, I’m thinking. But yes, to be consumed sparingly 🙂
Oh, those are BLUE!
A bit surprising shade-wise.
nothing beats home grown! 🙂
Spot on, Lola!
Very nice. Mine ,which were just sprouted kitchen potatoes, never bloomed before dying down. When I started pulling them out there were several little knots but nothing to serve for dinner.
Oh that sounds sad, Beverly. I wish I could send you some of mine.
So do the red ones have RED flowers?
The red ones had rather boring flowers, sort of creamy and not very noticeable. Red flowered potatoes would be a whizz on the plot.