A few days ago I realised I had made a big omission in my plans for growing this year .... I had no seed potatoes!!
I was resigned to taking some money from the Sealed Pot Housekeeping Kitty and buying some. Then I went to put back the potatoes in the large bag that we had been storing in the cool cupboard under the stairs. The contents of the cupboard had been relocated to the spare bedroom while the cupboard was being plaster-boarded and decorated ... while the potatoes were there in the warmer and lighter room, they had started chitting.
I picked out a few for immediate use, washed them, removed the chits and put them in the potato bag in the kitchen cupboard ... the rest are now back in the under-stairs cupboard but sitting in a couple of egg trays while the chits grow bigger and stronger.
Then this morning while I was out walking with the dogs I went to the Veggie Patch to get a turnip for this weeks soup, and lo and behold there are potatoes growing in the top bed, I obviously missed a few when I harvested last year. It turns out we won't be as short of potatoes as I first thought :-)
Today is a No Spend Day