On Friday I was pleased to see that the first early potatoes Vales Emerald, which I planted a month ago, have started appearing. This morning I was surprised to see that a few main crop Desiree, which were planted just a couple of weeks ago, have also appeared.
Plot neighbour George kindly gave me two flower plants neither of which I know the name of at present, so I’ll wait until they flower then post photos of them. Another one is physalis alkenkengi, the Chinese Lantern Plant, which one-time shed helper Martin gave me today. This has gone into a large container until I can decide on where to plant it out.
Plot neighbour Trevor also called in to show us a chicken egg. One of his hens regularly lays large eggs of around 70 grams but he was amazed when during the week he found that she’d laid one that weighs just 8.3 grams. It really was tiny being little bigger than my thumb tip, and he mentioned that the according to the Guinness Book of Records it’s only just over 1 gram heavier than the record smallest one.
Have a good week!
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