The new potatoes that I harvested yesterday have no sign of disease, despite not having flowered this year and having the foliage collapse rapidly in the last week.
The only thing that stops them form looking like beautiful new potatoes are a few scab markings, but this will not affect the quality of them when it comes to cooking them, and eating them.
They are a first early variety, that are ready a little later this year, because of the weather conditions and also we got them into the ground late.
If you are not sure if potatoes are ready to dig up, just gently scrape back the soil around them and take a look. Main crops are potatoes that mature later, but my first early potatoes are ready, at last.
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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.