The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


26 January 2015

Chit chat in the tool shed!

Arran Pilots chitting in the sunshine!

It's such a lovely verb I thought I'd see what Wikipedia had to say.  The only revelation for me was was to read about them being watered.  I had never heard heard of that and, in any cae the egg trays wouldn't hold water and would just become soggy and then disintegrate.   These will be left on the tool shed window sill  waiting for their shoots to form and planted when the ground warms up - which won't be for ages yet!                     



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chitting is a method of preparing potatoes or other tubers for planting. The seed potatoes are placed in a tray (often in egg cartons) in a light and cool place and given a little water. All but three or four of the "eyes" (sprouting parts) of the potato are removed, leaving the strongest growths only. After the sprouts are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, the seed potatoes are planted in the ground.

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