Aware that growing stuff is top notch blog-grade banter, I’m sharing this:
Those two plants in the pot in the sink are onions that have sprouted. The first one sprouted so much that I couldn’t bring myself to eat it, it clearly wanted to live so I planted it. No sooner had I done that than the second one sprouted massively too. I couldn’t play favourites with the onions, so that one got planted too. Andrew then decided he wanted to get involved and planted the most dead and dessicated-looking garlic bulb you could imagine, it’s there in the pot to the left of the onions. Even that’s sprouted. If you click on the photo you should see a green sprout coming out it that appeared yesterday.
Then I thought about the potatoes that were sprouting in my cupboards, and I felt it would only be fair to give them a chance too. I nabbed some soil from the back garden and put the soil and a tattie in each of seven empty tins. I put holes in the bottom of the tins for drainage. It’s been a couple of days, no sign of sprouts yet.
I really worry about myself sometimes, I’m too sentimental to even eat vegetables. I would never survive in the wild.
P.S. Virgin Media dispute resolved. In general their customer services were atrocious, but I want to give a big shout out to Natalie Turner in Virgin Media customer relations in Sheffield who finally sorted things things out within moments of hearing the whole sorry tale.