Turns out I was right and didn't get to the plot before Christmas. Of course the fact that I went down with a virus that turned out to be 'proper' flu meaning I spent most of the holiday period in bed feeling very ill didn't really help. So no sprouts for Christmas lunch ;>( Which was probably just as well since I'm the only one who really eats them in the house and I wasn't eating at the time.
Fortunately, I got a couple of books on gardening and preserving to keep me occupied during dismal Christmas TV, endless viewing of Wall-e on DVD and watching the kids play on the Wii.
From bad to worse
Sadly things on the illness front haven't really improved. After a chest x-ray the other day it turns I have pneumonia. Bit of a blow to the plans to remodel the new plot over the winter. Given it's not likely I'll be seeing either of the plots anytime soon, I'll be experimenting with the 'no dig' system this year.
I'm consolling myself with ordering seeds, potatoes, etc. Ordered 24kg of potatoes the other day from Alan Romans. These were:
6kg King Edwards
3kg Pink Fir Apple
3kg Sarpo Axona
This may sound like a lot for my two plots, and indeed it is! The vast majority of these are for my Dad and Grandad - they have a bit more room to play with than me, about 3.5 acres, although they only use a fraction of that these days.
The potatoes that are actually for me are the Charlottes and Sarpo Axona (these are supposed to be highly blight resistant). I may 'acquire' a few of the others though...
Guess it'll be a while before the next entry since I've been ordered to spent a lot of time on the sofa for the foreseeable future by the doctor ;>(