We tried our hand at a bit of exhibiting…

The Essex District Association of the National Vegetable Society hosts a Mini Show each year in early July. This year, our sights were set on the collection of four kinds of vegetable, one of each kind. We had the following: cherry tomato, kohl rabi, courgette and potato. And this is our final exhibit! We were... Continue Reading →

2019’s potato harvest

Our maincrop potatoes were ready to harvest a week or two ago. The haulms had stopped growing, and were starting to lay over and die off. Although maincrop potatoes in the ground wouldn't usually be ready just yet, we think we had hindered ours slightly by growing them in the pots. Although handy for handling... Continue Reading →

Planting the first Potatoes of the new season.

This afternoon we got going with our first bit of vegetable growing of 2019! It didn't take very long at all, but we've now planted 2 x 'Red Duke of York' and 2 x 'Charlotte' - which are first early new potatoes. Step 1. Fill the pot  with multipurpose compost by approximately one third. Step... Continue Reading →

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