I called in to Tesco to get some milk while I was there refuelling my car. As you can see the fresh food aisle also caught my attention :-)
While we do grow our own fruit, and still have lots of berries and rhubarb in the freezer that we could be using, we can't, and never will be able to grow our own bananas, so they will always be an item on our shopping list ... well until we are living on rations in a couple of weeks !!
The receipt tells me that Clubcard points are currently being turned into vouchers so hopefully by next week we will have a couple to spend on food at Tesco.
I've got some seed potatoes chitting on the conservatory windowsill now, it's nice to have a feeling that some kind of planting is on the horizon.
The potatoes currently chitting are: 1st earlies - 'Pentland Javelin' and 'Rocket' and 2nd earlies 'Constance'. Three types that I haven't grown before so it will be interesting to see how they do.
I also currently have some 'Majestic' main crop potatoes on order, these were the main type of potato grown in this country during the war years and were a forerunner to the Maris Piper we all love these days. Seemingly it's a good all rounder of a potato, especially suitable for baking, roasting and boiling ... which is exactly how they would have been used in the war years.
I will be growing most of my potatoes in tubs, pots and bags this year as that is how I got some of my best potatoes last year. Although I might have one outdoor bed of the Majestic to see how they do on our Welsh hillside.
Left in The Purse £313.75