The sun was cracking the flags so to speak on Saturday morning. So we had a ride out to Kerry to visit a carboot sale and the others wanted retail therapy.
I found a carboot sale advertised on line on Collect Ireland.
It was at a Church of Ireland carpark in the town of Killorglin which is famed for the puck goat fair once a year.
Any road or any way. I bought some potato growing bags (6 for 5 Euros) and some plastic seed trays.
Have you ever grown potatoes or any other vegetables like carrots or parsnips in these bags complete with drainage holes?
You just fill them with a few inches of compost, homemade or bought) and place your chitted seed potatoes on them. Cover them up and add some more compost when their shoots appear.
You can grow them in old polystrene packaging like Tight Wad gardeners like your truly does. Or even in cardboard boxes. Did you ever see Muck and Magic years ago on Channel 4? When Bob (real name) Flowerdew grew potatoes in soil filled old tyres? It was a great programme and not for snobs and aimed at scruffy people like me. 😊
The potato growing bags are a perfect growing medium and you don't even need a garden to grow your own new spudatoes.
Filled with 3 inches of homemade compost and planted with Charlotte seed potatoes from Lidl and covered up with compost.