After a week away, I’m amazed how much all the planty-things have grown. We planted 3 broad beans in a jam jar a couple of weeks ago to watch them grow. When we left the beans had one small root each, but we came back to this monster:
This year we’ve taken part in the Potato Council’s scheme to Grow your own potatoes, with potatoes for schools, specifically for primary schools and home educators! You get sent a pack like this with everything you need, and off you go. They’ve got to be harvested by 22nd June, so nearly there! At the moment they look like this:
The ones on the left are Rockets, and on the right are the Vale Emeralds. The VEs have flowered while we were away so are looking much prettier!! The things on the far right are some mainly dead sunflowers and some sickly looking tomato plants…oops.
Registration for 2011 is now open, so register now!!!