Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dirty Riches

It's always exciting harvesting fruit and veg you've grown yourself, but I think there's something especially exciting about digging up potatoes. Ella and I were both saying "cool" a lot as we collected our lovely fresh kipflers this afternoon. I think it's because the potato plant is so unassuming, even unattractive, and you can't see anything going on, it's all hidden beneath the soil. Because of this you almost don't expect anything to be there and when you tip out the pot, or dig up the plot, and from the dark soil roll tiny creamy potatoes, it's very, well, cool!

1 comment:

Pina said...

I have never grown my own potato. Probably because I still eat it rarely (habit from the 'old' days living with Mr B).