Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday started off dull and cool and stayed that way until mid afternoon when it brightened up and became much milder. A taste of things to come.
Our potato experiment on the plot, forced on us somewhat by the weather, reached phase 2. All our potatoes planted on 21st April are now pushing through the soil.
They’re a little difficult to spot in this picture but these Nicola and Charlotte varieties are just beginning to make an appearance.
So one month on some of our remaining tubers were planted today. The plan is that these will provide some new potatoes later in the season. The string line marks the row planted and I’ve enough tubers left to plant another row alongside.
Last year at this time our potatoes were certainly more advanced as this picture below shows. It was taken on 17th May last year.
I wonder how much catching up this year’s crop will do given their very late planting compared to last year.
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