I like the word "rootle" a lot. It conjures an image of pigs or boar, searching for insects or acorns in shady woodland. Or of me, once a year, checking whether the potato plants are doing the business. The latter of these things happened on our allotment yesterday. I'd normally wait at least until the flowers show on our first early varieties to have a ferret around under the foliage, but, partly in the interest of getting to eat some spuds while they are still really waxy (last years were almost all floury, and useless for boiling) I had a look yesterday.
|One plant's worth|
|Potatoes, asparagus, chard, hollandaise|
Fancy a look round the rest of the plot to see what's going on? You do??!! Alright, let's do it! (ps link is here, in case embedded video doesn't work for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaOUO0DSfSg)