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Posted: Sunday 23 January, 2011

by Rosemary at 5:29pm in Growing Comments closed

Our seed potatoes have arrived - I didn't realise I had bought so many.

We have Vivaldi, Anya, International Kidney (the variety that is Jersey Royals), Red Duke of York, Druid and Rooster. Looking foward to getting planting but the ground will have to soften a bit first.

It's still very hard and the frost seems to be coming out slowly. The drainage ditches are well down but in parts of the fields, there is ice under the grass which makes for a strange walking experience.

Hopefully, the thaw will continue because we're having a load of fencing material delivered tomorrow or Tuesday and it would be good to get started at the end of the week. We have two fences to do in the five acre field - the south boundary, which only needs a few posts but all new stock netting - and a new fence to divide the field in two. We may further subdivide so that we can rotate the stock round to reduce any worm burden.

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