Thursday 25 April 2013


Back in France on what must be the hottest day of the year so far. No time to get comfortable though, the weekend promises cold rain into next week. So I've been out there in the midday sun trying to catch up on all the stuff that's been on hold until the good weather comes and hoping it's not too late for stuff to catch up.

The overwintered oca tubers are now in. With luck I'll have half a dozen plants of each colour to plant out in a few weeks and with a following wind a fine harvest in the autumn. I can hope so.

I also had enough ulluco for 18 pots of individuals to plant out and crop and a bigger pot of petit pois sized tubers which I hope will form the basis of a tub that I can bring in for new seed tubers for next year.


Spring foraging for a handful of greens for my supper tonight I found nettles (of course), new growth on the Good King Henry, winter cress flower buds, hop shoots and the flowering stems of some overwintered purple kale so I shan't go hungry.

It also seems as if winter hasn't been quite so grim here even if there was lot of snow. We have bluebells already despite dire warnings in the UK of a late start to the show because of the slow spring.


No bloglove yet, it's too sunny to stay in and read but I'll add some later when I'm cosy with a wood fire and a whisky.

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