Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Roast and Succession Planting

It's a sunny Sunday here, and a pleasure to dig some Cosmos 2nd early potatoes for roasting later with Sunday lunch. You can see sitting there ready the Courgette (variety Defender) in its pot ready to go into the space released by digging a few potatoes. (I wouldn't plant anything from the same family - which potatoes and courgettes are - for anything going on to next year, as that would encourage disease).

4 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

Heskie, those potatoes look so good! I tried to feel around under the two plants that have already blossomed in my potato bed, and I could feel nothing! It has me a bit concerned. I also wonder why only two of them blossomed and none of the others. I have always grown lovely potatoes in the past, but never had this type of behavior from them.

Heskie said...

It may be that they are just a bit deeper than you felt. Has the weather been dry, that might be something to do with it. Have a look at the General Maintenance paragraph here: http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0506/potatoespots.asp

Annie's Granny said...

I dug my hand a bit deeper today and took a pound of lovelies out from under its plant. I guess I wasn't feeling deep enough. It isn't as easy to "steal" the new potatoes from a raised, enclosed garden bed as it is from a hilled row!

Heskie said...

That's a relief - all turned out well in the end, that's good to hear Annie!
I just heard from friends in the village that they have dug some Sarpo Mira (bought at the same Potato Day as I got my seed potatoes) and they were delicious.