Friday, 3 September 2010

Disappointed....


Several months ago I was very excited to plant some Truffles potatoes in order to have my own crop of these delicious & unusual spuds. I've nurtured them, fed them, watered them and protected them from bugs and blight and how have they rewarded me? Very poorly, that's how!
That's not even a dinner plate in the photo, it's a side plate and quite a small one at that. I reckon I have got back more or less exactly what I planted and considering the labour & expense that has gone into raising this paltry peck of purple potatoes, they must be on a par with gold in value!


Compare them to the amount of tomatoes (yes, they are supposed to be yellow - very tasty) I am collecting on a daily basis at the moment, it's a very poor show! So we are going to have them for tea tonight and savour every last mouthful.......at least it will be a colourful meal!

5 comments:

soggibottom said...

I'm sure you have more of them somewhere in your garden.
I don't think you have looked under every stone or every pot. Maybe they are hiding. OR MAYBE YOU COULD GET A PIGGY TO SNIFF THEM OUT :-) x x x
Have to admit, they do look a bit strange. I have a better looking potatoe in a painting on my kitchen wall. :-)

Caroline B said...

Nope, that was every last one of them, they were growing in sacks. But they WERE delicious!!!

Feather on a Wire said...

So did they taste good?

Boomka said...

You know how potatoes are, you give and you give and you give, and they just take and take and never say thank you. So mean those spuds!

WoolenSails said...

We seem to have more tomatoes than we need and we do have the yellow ones too. Adds a nice touch to a salad.

Debbie