Yesterday [30 th June 2016] I decided to investigate and take a look at what stage my potatoes were at.
Not surprisingly the main crop ones were only just showing signs of flowers developing. However, the earlier ones had changed in appearance and were looking like they were at the stage when I usually think about harvesting some of them. The green tops were beginning to /or had died back on the ones I had planted first. So, I went to the shed got out the tools and test dug up one of the plants. Even though I had seen no sign of flowers on these two rows, the potatoes that came up were definitely ready to use, they were a good size and healthy looking potatoes. So in a year when the weather has been unusual and difficult to predict the potatoes seem to have not only survived but thrived. Just in case the slugs that are flourishing in the wet weather decide to eat my potatoes before I can, I dug up as many potatoes as I could carry to take home.
Good start to July home grown new potatoes are now on the menu.
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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.