You say Potato, I say Potato…

We decided to lift up our potato crop yesterday. This was our first attempt at growing Potatoes. We did much research and reading up on the subject of when, how and where. We had some tubers in the house over spring preparing them for the ground. We we transferred them to the soil we followed the rule with covering them up at the start with earth when they reached up to the sun. HOWEVER, we did this for too long as we had an utterly rubbish harvest! I think we suffocated them and only had about 2 dinners worth of potatoes!

Its all a learning curve and we will be better prepared next year. Additionally, we will be on home soil then which may be easier – too much snow here even till mid June sometimes! We cut our losses and dug everything up and replanted different veg in the patch instead. We did get enough potatoes for a nice spicy hot potato salad though! : )

A few pictures from our potato-gate as it were…

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