Harvesting Potatoes and Green Manure

Green Manure

I’m getting the early potatoes cleared so the next task will be to sow some mustard. This confuses the potato eelworm, or so I’ve read and I’ve not suffered from them. Probably the slugs eat them! Anyway, onto the Dobies site and ordered two packets of Green Manure Mustard which set me back ?5.70. If I don’t use them all this year, they’ll get used next.

Harvesting Potatoes

I’ve now got all the first and second early potatoes up. I’ve gone and mixed up the Adora with the Nadine. It will be interesting to see if we can taste the difference.

The Anya crop was disappointing, too many were pea sized, which I put down to the drought. Last night’s rain has hardly dampened the ground, although I thought there had been a fair amount.

The Valor maincrop don’t seem too well either, I think some more fish, blood and bone and water might help them achieve their potential.

That was it, apart from some chatting on the plot I got in about 5 hours and came home with 5 carrier bags of potatoes plus quite a few nettle stings. As I picked up the potatoes there always seemed to be a small nettle waiting to make me pay.

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