- This topic has 100 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated 1 year, 3 months ago by Anonymous.
How’s it going with your spuds?
Ours have had an enormous amount of growth with this wet start to the summer. Some of the plants are almost chest height but are now starting to fall over.
We’ve also got a little problem with ants. There are ants all over the garden this year and we generally leave them to it but they are in the potato rows and causing some damage.
Anyone tried an organic way to get rid of ants in the veg garden?
We’ve started eating our spuds from under the grass cuttings, very nice they are too! Not loads on each root but those that are there are a good size and perfect without any blemishes. I’m going to harvest the rest of them today as, after all the rain we’ve had, I’m concerned about the possibility of rotting.Anonymous8th July 2021 at 1:55 pm #554566
We’ve started eating our spuds from under the grass cuttings, very nice they are too! Not loads on each root but those that are there are a good size and perfect without any blemishes. I’m going to harvest the rest of them today as, after all the rain we’ve had, I’m concerned about the possibility of rotting.
Apart from 2 plants, all my potato plants rotted which I have put down to too much mulch and rain. Something else to put down to experience. Never mind, the ones growing in the dustbin are still doing fine..Anonymous9th July 2021 at 10:47 am #554652
They look fantastic, Babeth!
Going to dig over the patch and plant some leeks there for the winter 👍
They look good FC, this year MOH cut back everything in the veggie patch except some Raspberry canes, they have come back with lots of fruit but the rain has ruined them also a row of potatoes has appeared I don’t know if I can lift them as I didn’t see if they flowered or if they are still to flower maybe I will have a gentle did around, will they be OK to eat?
My potatoes came through some time ago, and looked really healthy. They grew to about 1 ft high, then stopped growing. A friend planted his at about the same time, same variety, and his are much higher and are flowering. Not a single flower on mine. Despite this, I dug one up this morning to see what was happening under the soil and was pleased to find enough for 2 meals. Assuming all the others (60 in total) are the same, that’s enough for a couple of months, but obviously I would expect the remainder to be much larger in due course. Should see me through to the end of the year.
Blight has arrived. Not surprising with the weather conditions. I have dug up the rest of the earlies but the blight has spread to the tomatoes which are next to them. I’m hoping the second crop of spuds will be OK as they are the other side of the garden. Better get out the Bordeaux mixture.Anonymous15th July 2021 at 7:58 pm #555124
Got the first signs of blight on my tomatoes in the greenhouse!!!!
Outdoor ones ok so far but perhaps because they’ve been sprayed with Bordeaux mixture a few times as a preventative measure.Anonymous16th July 2021 at 7:11 pm #555189
Great hauls there, AbiK and Babeth 👏 Enjoy!
I forgot to show our potato harvest from the “no dig” method. Here it is :
Courgettes are a success, 4 potimarrons, butternuts on their way but late this year (getting a good size but still green), tomatoes are a proper failure, leaks growing well, letuces are good, fennel bulbs were just in my dreams but I hope to have some seeds before the winter (maybe …) chards have been partly destroyed by the sparrows (they loved it ), 4 peppers are still green (don’t know if they would ever get red…), some very small aubergines and a jungle for one plant of sweet potatoes : the trouble is it is the first time I’m doing them but haven’t got a clue what to do with them. When am I suppose to dig them ? I can see flowers coming, is it late ?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.