Sunday, 8 July 2012
It didn't rain much on Saturday but it did wait until we visited the plot to see how much havoc yesterday’s downpour had wreaked on the plot. All the soft fruit has suffered from rain damage and the damp condition but. as always seems to happen some things are enjoying the cooler wet condition.
Last year we tried to grow Carouby De Maussane peas with absolutely no success. We didn’t manage a single pod but put the failure down to very dry conditions meaning the peas must have gone short of water. We've had more success this year. This year the peas have grown well and we managed our first pulling. There’s still plenty of flowers so I'm hoping that they will have a longish harvesting period.
Our potatoes have also done well which I'm putting down to all the rain. I dug up this root of Vales Emerald - the main problem was finding the potatoes in the wet claggy soil which didn’t want to let the potatoes go. It was a wet and messy harvesting process and I suspect I've left a few potatoes in the soggy ground.
After a good wash in a bucket of water they looked a little bit more like new potatoes.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 12:18