A strange thing about the potatoes, that I am growing this year. There was no sign of flowers on my first early potatoes this year.
Recently the foliage just wilted back on the potatoes and then turned yellow, next the leaves and stem of the plant collapsed and then they turned into a pathetic looking shriveled crisp brown remnant of their former self.
I checked if anyone else on the allotment plots nearby thought they had blight, I asked the people with the most growing experience what they thought was happening to the potato plants this year. Now after last years crop of potatoes being much reduced in size,quantity and quality, you will understand that I did not begin to inspect the potato patch without some feelings of 'misgivings' that I was going to uncover a problem. There was then a surprise in store for me when I discovered a good supply of healthy potatoes, sitting not far below the surface of the soil. Well that is where they were, now they are in my kitchen awaiting my culinary efforts tomorrow or on Sunday. If the potatoes taste as good as they look then we are in for a treat, whatever I decided to serve them up with.
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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.