2 May 2010

It's a Kinda Magic!

It would appear that "some David Copperfield Shit" has been occurring on the balcony, not in the literal sense of course...well I hope not but you can never be sure with Magicians.

Going Underground on the 28th April the potatoes looked a little spindly, small and unpromising, but a bit of water and some organic feed was applied, fingers were crossed and magic words uttered.

The magic seems to have worked, as this morning the potatoes were doing their best to make a break for the sky.

I may have lost a few "man points" but at this point I went and read the instructions on the packet, and promptly dumped a load of compost all over the tatties.

A bit of a brush with the palm of my hand and a gentle packing down of the new soil around the stalks will be the cal of the day as they grow, I think I'm going to stop at yellow line...that should give what are in essence little potatoes plenty of room to grow.

Steak and potatoes are now a near certainty...if only I can work out how to grow steak from pots of dirt...or chocolate chip cookies...


  1. Hi Chris,

    This is the only way I can see to contact you, I apologise for that fact! I am researching a university project that requires me to come up with a new business idea: that idea being a national fruit, veg, herb, jam etc. selling website for people such as yourself, allotment owners, small farms, & gardeners. It can also be used by schools for growing projects etc.

    I was wondering if I could have your permission to reference your blog? Also if you you have time could you maybe answer one or two questions?

    Do you think this kind of website is a good idea? Would you use something like this? Do you think this would encourage more people to grow their own produce? Do you have anything else you would like to say about anything to do with this?

    Thanks very much, I appreciate any help you can give me.

    My e-mail address is rm297@kent.ac.uk.

    Thanks again, Robbie

  2. Hi Robbie,

    Sorry for the delay in replying!

    More than happy for you to reference my blog.

    1 - personally I think it's a great idea (for me), a creative outlet for me to write about my hobby and share it with others.

    2 - I'd love to think that others are encouraged by my efforts, but it is one thing to read and another to do - good intentions and all that!

    Anything else just shout!