This time last year, we made a plan for the growing season ahead. So we thought it would be a good time to look back at that plan and see how we got on! Potatoes We'd set ourselves the goal of three sowings of potatoes for 2019, to harvest in May, July and December. Well... Continue Reading →
Our second harvest of 2019 was our Red Duke of York potatoes that we planted on 26 January. The plants haven't done too badly, but with some of the weather we've had, they've taken a bit of a battering. However, we noticed last week that the compost was starting to push up out of the pot,... Continue Reading →
Our main sowing of potatoes, Cara and Carolus are starting to show now! We're still being careful to look out for when it's due to be frosty. Initially, we covered the first few leaves with a flowerpot to protect them. Now they're a bit bigger, we would throw some fleece over the top.
You may remember that we sowed some early potatoes back at the end of January. We are hoping to harvest these mid-late May, but in order to do so they have had to be grown on for most of their lives indoors to protect them from the cold weather and frosts. However, we also wanted... Continue Reading →