Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Rather good



It's a funny thing, depression. I've been fretting and miserable because all logic indicated that this season's oca was a write off. Now I've had a chance to actually look at it, it's really not too bad at all. Plenty for replanting has survived and even sufficient to have some to eat, which is what it's all about after all.

Not a long entry today, I'm in mid journey and the net book is hopeless for image manipulations or long typing exercises but I had to put up something about this happier state as soon as possible. The picture shows all four colours of oca; even some of the 'rose pink' that I was sent from another enthusiast last year have come through, some Chinese artichokes, again a crop I had despaired of and one tuber from the Hopniss. There are more on the plant but I've just taken one for security which can be used to increase stocks if all goes well.

I've also managed to plant some garlic at last and have hopes my poor old car will make the journey back to Newport Pagnell successfully. What a relief...

4 comments:

Robert said...

I haven't lifted my Chinese artichokes yet, but they were invading the potatoes earlier, which can't be a bad sign!

IAP said...

That dark red one is a beauty!

toads said...

Colourful root show - I love it!

Karen @ A Glimpse Into My Reveries said...

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest corner of the US!

I stumbled upon your blog awhile back and just wanted to let you know that I've been peeking in!

I was unfamiliar with oca and had to google it. I enjoy your gardening posts, and the differences in our climates. We are in the dead of winter, and I, too am pouring over seed catalogs and dreaming of spring!