Monday, 17 June 2013

Last of the Potatoes Planted

Not much to say about the weather over the last three days. We did get our first rainfall of the month but it didn't amount to a great deal and stands at just 9.2mm for the month.

The yellow gives an indication of the sunshine amount for each day.

On the plot our last two rows of potatoes were finally planted. These were mostly Nicola along with just four tubers of Nadine. Our potatoes planted earlier are doing well. In one bed are a row of Swift and Vales Emerald both planted on 15 April 2013.
Vales Emerald is on the right and is growing quicker and stronger than Swift. These are our first early potatoes and Vales Emerald is just starting to form flower buds and appears to be well in front of Swift. 
Our bed of main crop potatoes (second earlies) planted up on 20 April 2013 includes Charlotte, Nicola, Nadine and Winston are also doing well although they are in need of a little bit of weeding around the edge of the bed.
It will be interesting to see what sort of crop we achieve from the potatoes planted so late into the season. Our mint is growing well so as soon as the flowers go over on our Vales Emerald I will be investigating to test out the crop.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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