Sunday, June 26, 2016

New potatoes

On Wednesday 22nd June we dug up the first of this season's new potatoes, Maris Peer, 3 months after planting them. Our own stored potatoes ran out three weeks ago, and since then we've had one week without potatoes, one week with bought-in new potatoes, and now we have our own in veg boxes and for sale in our shop and farmer's market stalls.
Hand digging the first new potatoes.
 And here are some photos of this year's potato plants in Four Acre field, showing the difference in foliage and flowers between the five varieties we have planted.
Maris Peer potato plants.

Picasso potato plants.

Cara potato plants.

Ambo potato plants.

Sarpo Mira blight tolerant potato plants.

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