First Potatoes

potatoes

It looks like blight has arrived in North London, although rather selectively. Half of our second earlies – the Yukon Gold – were totally wiped out, which has caused me to harvest them rather earlier than I would have chosen to otherwise.

Curiously, the Ratte plants sitting right next to them appear to be completely unaffected. This might be a lesson for the future – assuming they taste as good, it’s worth choosing Ratte in future years for a demonstrated blight resistance!

As for the Yukon Gold – as you can see, it’s a pretty small harvest of just 800 grams from four plants. The extremely random weather probably hasn’t helped, and the early harvest forced by the blight only compounds the problem.

Still, we will be able to eat our first potatoes of the year this evening!

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