|Winston left and Swift right|
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
We made the most of Monday, a lovely mild day with plenty of sunny spells. It was a mad day of sowing and planting which Sue has covered in a blog post here.
I was in need of some space in our home greenhouse for tubs of sweet peppers and aubergines that I’ve recently planted up. The only way I could find some room was by emptying the two potato bags taking space in one corner of the greenhouse. They’d grown plenty of tops which were flopping over the top of the bags in a most untidy fashion. So they were tipped out and harvested, one bag of Winston produced 0.766kg (1.7lbs) and a bag of Swift 0.283kg (0.6 lbs). Probably not enough to keep us going until our outdoor crops are ready but a reminder of how new potatoes should taste.
Not only is our home greenhouse full, the plot is now almost fully planted up too. I’ve to clear our over wintering brassica bed of the remnants of last year’s harvest and weeds which have now infested the brassicas. We’ve now harvested the last of the spring cabbage. This bed will be used later for planting autumn onions and perhaps sweet Williams.
From the plot looking a bit on the empty side a few weeks back, it’s a good feeling to have it full of seeds and plants although of course there’s still plenty of pitfalls before these turn into edible harvests.
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