Monthly Archives: July 2010

First Potatoes

Dug up the first of our early potatoes this week – starting with the Home Guards. These have been looking increasingly floppy in the heat, although they don’t appear to be particularly diseased, I think they’re just reaching the end, and aren’t particularly enjoying all the heat!

Anyway, only a single plant dug up (on the basis that “underground” is probably the ideal storage conditions for potatoes right now), with a slightly disappointing yield of just over half a kilo – although there may be a few more potatoes that I missed, as I didn’t want to go digging wildly around and disturb the neighbouring plants.

Absolutely delicious, egg-sized and below new potatoes – and they go wonderfully with the freshly picked sugarsnaps!