How to grow sweet potatoes from scratch (aka the sweet potato saga).

From scratch in this case means not buying the expensive sweet potato plants (slips) from the garden center.  They easily sell for £3 -£4 per plant.  And you need a lot to get a good crop of sweet potatoes.  Last year Matt and I tried growing 2 plants.  We got maybe 6 sweet potatoes from those two plants that varied in size.  This year we decided we wanted more but didn’t want to spend the money buying plants.  So we googled it.  The whole process took about 10 months, from potato to potato!

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The star of the show

She-who-shall-not-be-named has done it again.  I now have two lovely blue eggs. Is it weird that none have actually laid an egg in the nesting box yet? She’s quite the exhibitionist and likes to do it in plain site of her sisters, right in the middle of the run, but who’s judging!  I think she’s showing them why she’s leader of the pack, head pecker (you know, in the pecking order of things), and why she gets to eat first…  she’s small but fierce!

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Now what can I make with two eggs and a courgette?


An hour later….

I went with the Omelet!  It wasn’t pretty (my omelets never are), but it was delicious.  Now for the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale.  Oh Joseph…why are you the bad guy?