As my crop of potatoes, even the first earlies, will be late in being harvested this year, partly because of weather conditions they were planted late and so did not get off to a quick start. It is important to check the leaves for signs of blight and then to decide what to do if the leaves are showing the telling signs of markings and unhealthy looking foliage.
I am hoping that they are not affected, but it is always worth checking, especially if we have a mix of warm weather and damp or rainy times.
Last year as so many of the plots were affected we ended up removing the foliage and then harvesting them all later. To say that in 2012 we had a disappointing year for our potatoes, is probably something of an understatement.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.