I was talking to my friend the other day and she indicated that there was a chap near where she lived who had quite a lot of home grown veggies available including shallots and new potatoes, thyme and rosemary plants and a cabbage. So I decided to give it a try and I must say I am very impressed. The gentleman who grows them has a big garden and an allottment if I have understood the situation correctly. We grew up on veggies like this fro my Grandparents and then latterly my Dad. Home grown is good. So I had two thyme plants and three rosemary plants arrive together with 7lb new potatoes for £2 and 10lb shallots all for the princely sum of £8.30. The plants were five for £1 and the shallots work out at 50p per pound the cabbage was 30pence and it is a large one. So much so when I go to mum's tomorrow I am going to call in at Grasmere Farm Butchers and get some chipolatas and then cook the sausages in the oven and serve with new potatoes, cabbage and onion gravy and maybe some home made yorkshire puddings. Should make a very tasty supper.
I have four more thyme plants and another 10lb of shallots to come next week and probably some runner and kidney beans too. I am looking to probably get some more new potatoes as well. Idly researching whether or not you can freeze potatoes apparently you can. Here is a link to the site that gives detailed instructions.
So I thought it might be nice to pop some of these early crops up to use in the winter months.
That's apart from having my sack of main crop potatoes when they are ready.
Catch you soon