Monday, 12 September 2011

Edinburgh's finest...

Robert Louis Stevenson, Ronnie Corbett, Dick Gaughan's LP Handful of Earth, Deuchar's IPA, Restless Natives, Gordon Strachan - add to that august roll-call - Johnny's spuds!

















Got two third prizes yesterday, in this years FEDAGA Annual Flower and Vegetable Show.  In Class 74 - Round Potato for the Dunbar Rovers and Class 76 - Mixed varieties for Pink Fir Apples, Maris Peers and Dunbar Rovers...  Admittedly not enough for the Potato Cup (which in Patrick, my four year old's head was a golden potato - which make sense - but in fact is the altogether more prosaic Garden Shield), which was this year won, again, by George Sutherland from Saughton - hats off to George and his Arran Victory's, I know when I'm beaten by a better man!

So a good result for the first year of entering, and at least some return for the time spent digging, sorting, washing, waxing... no waxing, only joking FEDAGA! Tips for next year - size matters not a jot, uniformity seems to be key and they seem to like a heritage spud...

I was surprised there wasn't a bigger turnout, but some great leeks, parsnips and marrows! Patrick had a ball!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Edinburgh Annual veg show

We're into september, and so only a week to go to the annual show at The Southside Community Centre. Thinking this is the year to plan an assault on the Potato Cup! Need five spuds same size from three varieties (15 in total)...

Meanwhile the Red Rookie cabbages are heartening up nicely. Will harvest and pickle, maybe with some horseradish... Whilst last weekend, we stripped the last of the broad beans and got the first picking of the raspberries...