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First Spud Harvest

After many weeks of watering, watching and waiting, today I have my first proper crop of spuds. I did pull up a couple a week or so ago to check, and they were still quite small (but still tasted good).

Today’s crop is a bit more impressive, and I’m looking forward to having them for dinner 🙂

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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Greenfingers


Help, My Fingers Are Turning Green…

Who would have thought I would ever get pleasure from growing things in my garden? I certainly wouldn’t – I thought I was destined to spend all of time sat in front of multiple monitors, compiling code for the latest exploits and lurking in dubious IRC channels.

And here we are today, with me eagerly awaiting summer so I can start digging up the potatoes that my dad kindly gave me a few weeks ago. As you can see, they’re in a couple of potato bags and have been growing steadily over the past couple of weeks thanks to a mixture of rain and warm weather. The last compost top up was at the weekend, so now I just get to watch and wait.

Unfortunately my parents posted a pic of their potatoes recently which kind of put mine to shame (although they did plant theirs earlier). Still, baby steps 🙂

In other news (and to prove there’s still a geek in here somewhere), we finally got our HP Blade enclosure and SAN set up and working last week. This week is play time, before the serious work of getting the new Debian based genetics server rolled into production.

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Computers, Greenfingers