I am suffering from a severe case of post Royal Wedding fatigue. I set my alarm for 2:00 Friday morning thinking I would never actually be so stupid as to get up at that hour and watch. But I was and I did. I have to say I'm glad I made the effort. It was wonderful from start to finish! I quite like Queen Elizabeth, and seeing her in that yellow outfit increased my admiration. I think anyone who can pull off wearing that colour deserves an award. (If I wore that colour "royalty" would not be the first word that popped into your mind.)
I am also suffering from spring fever. We are finally getting some warm weather, and I managed to muster up enough energy to plant my seed potatoes today. And, of course, I couldn't do things the normal way. This year I am trying out potato grow bags.
The idea sounds easy enough. You start out by putting about 6 inches of dirt in the bottom of the bag. I used organic potting soil for the bottom three inches, then topped it with three inches of Mel's mix (stolen from my garden boxes).
I placed four seed potatoes on top of the soil. Then I added another few inches of Mel's mix.
The bag got placed at the side of the house in an area that would otherwise be wasted space. My definition of wasted space is anything that isn't growing fruits and vegetables.
Life has taught me that things that sound too good to be true most often are, so I am hedging my bets. I planted the remainder of the seed potatoes in one of my garden boxes.
Update to follow at harvest time.....