Spuds

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  • 27th May 2021 at 7:57 pm #551744

    Had our first new potatoes today – dripping in butter, and with a sprinkle of chopped mint. Delicious!

    28th May 2021 at 9:36 am #551764

    Looking forward to that day PT!! Nothing like it!

    29th May 2021 at 2:23 pm #551833

    Had our first picking of our ‘Bintje’ variety today. Delicious.

    6th June 2021 at 5:25 pm #552348

    After nearly 2 months

    6th June 2021 at 5:45 pm #552350

    They look really healthy Babeth.

    6th June 2021 at 6:37 pm #552355

    Still managed to get a birdie in the shot I see B!

    6th June 2021 at 7:08 pm #552357

    I am very pleased for now, and flowers are coming. This is going to be a spud jungle if it carries on like this, and avoid an unwanted bettle attack.

    Yes Stinky, they are all over the garden looking fo a camera shot, but I had the wrong focus this time ;-)

    Anonymous
    6th June 2021 at 9:08 pm #552370

    Very impressive Babeth ,   the greenery is  good , hope the tubers are just as good . :-)

    6th June 2021 at 9:15 pm #552375

    They were good the years before, it will be the surprise, I need to wait a bit longer to know (even it is a bit of a tentation to dig the grass a little with my finger to know, but I won’t)

    Anonymous
    6th June 2021 at 9:22 pm #552378

    How many years have you grown them like that ?

    6th June 2021 at 9:27 pm #552384

    3 years, but in different places, so I suppose it can affect the growth. Last year patch is now cover with a mixt of flower special bees. I’ve covered the ground after the spud harvest, and it was ready to be sawn in april. The flower bed is impressive now, just waiting for the flowers to come now.

    Anonymous
    6th June 2021 at 9:36 pm #552387

    I like ” alternative” gardening , trying out different things instead of just doing the same old stuff all the time .

    We never make compost , been declared crazy , but it works for us . :-)

    6th June 2021 at 9:48 pm #552390

    As we don’t rely on the garden to eat (not big enough, so that’s it), it is easier to have a play and try new methods. I suppose it is more difficult to grow a larger patch this way too, it needs quite a bit of grass cutting.

    Anonymous
    6th June 2021 at 10:15 pm #552392

    It’s a good way to grow potatoes as a vegetable , which is more French, than growing a whole garden full of potatoes as a ” staple” as in Holland, Germany and sometimes England .

    We enjoy potatoes as a Spring veg , but not as a basic diet . :-)

    7th June 2021 at 7:25 am #552403

    We tried growing spuds using the same method as Babeth a few years ago. It worked well except that the badgers found them. We didn’t lose the entire crop but there were quite a few spuds with chunks missing!

    7th June 2021 at 8:18 am #552406

    I decided not to have a veggie patch this year, last year was useless and as MOH isn’t that interested in it I found it too much for just me. Marie I have sent you a PM

    14th June 2021 at 10:32 pm #552833

    They are flowing now

    17th June 2021 at 9:43 am #552948

    We’ve got flowers on ours too Babeth! The plants don’t look as big as yours but they are flowering!

    17th June 2021 at 7:01 pm #552979

    Maybe the size is due to the variety, but I don’t know what kind of potato it was :unsure:

    19th June 2021 at 1:51 pm #553099

    I have no idea of the variety we have either Babeth! I am now inspecting daily and removing a Doryphore now and again, not many fortunately and as I didn’t plant many potatoes I can easily carry out the daily inspection to control them and the clusters of eggs I keep finding too.

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