Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Watch Out For Your Potatoes and Tomatoes

I have just had an email from Blight Watch warning of a Smith Period in my area, and with all this wet, humid weather, it's probably widespread.

There is useful advice about Potato Blight here and Tomato Blight here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Potatoes, the good, the bad and the struggling

The bed of early potatoes is not doing as well as the later potatoes. Oddly enough, some Charlottes in the earlies bed aren't doing as well as Charlottes on the other. I puzzled over this for quite some time,  until the other day I saw some soil collapse by one of the earlies plants and I saw revealed - a nice mole hole!

The Earlies bed is on the right in the picture. The other picture shows some potatoes I dug this morning and then cooked as Greek roast potatoes.

Earlies on the right

Premier, 1st early and delicious.