Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Mr Little's Yetholm Gypsy

Not fibre related this time, instead gardening related. I fully admit my input on the gardening is minimal, though I do sometime provide some digging labour! the real gardenner in the family is my Mum, since we moved to Wales we've had enough space to grow as much of certain vegetables as we like.
We planted enough potatoes this year to feed us for (hopefully) the entire year, most were the usual varieties Charlotte, and Desiree, but my friend SpinningFishwife had given us 3 seed potatoes of an old variety called Mr Little's Yetholm Gypsy it's an old variety dating back to about 1899, and is rather rare, so by growing a few plants in our garden hopefully we'll help avoid it disappearing.

It's skin is a beautiful purple colour, and apparently it's rather tasty, though we're saving this years crop to plant for next year.


(That's a Desiree next to it)