Identity Crisis

A few months ago when preparing our veg patch for this year’s onion planting, Hubby found some potatoes that had evaded us when we harvested our crop last year (we always make sure we don’t grow the same thing in the same part two years in a row) .
These spuds were rock hard, certainly inedible, but we thought we’d put them on the window sill and see what happened, hoping perhaps we could use them for seed potatoes.
Sure enough, they started to sprout, and Hubby duly planted them in last year’s tomato patch where they are coming up an absolute treat.

Meanwhile in the onion patch,

Digital Camerathese frilly leafy shoots aren’t onions.

Hubby is always meticulous with his preparation of the soil for our homegrown efforts. Over the winter months, the soil is dug over frequently,  removing weeds and anything else that doesn’t belong there in readiness for planting the following year.
It always amazes us how he keeps finding lumps of concrete, glass bottles, broken ceramic tiles and other rubbish which seem to make their way to just under the surface from nowhere!
We have always had success with onions, planting from ‘sets’ and getting a good return of between 95 – 99%.
When harvested, we dry them on the line, then plait the stems into strings, and they will tide us over winter, well into February.
They are doing exceptionally well this year too.

Digital CameraIt would appear that we have a new strain of veg, either a ‘ponion’ or an ‘onato’



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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