Our first year has been a resounding success , but there has been an unexpected problem – getting the produce picked, harvested and taken away for eating.
Most of our veg has been picked and taken by whoever wanted it at the time, a delightfully unregulated friendly free for all which confounded the predictions of the pessimists in the village. We did agree though to harvest the potatoes togther, on two separate days. The first harvest was of the (not very)earlies, at the end of august.
Those not taken away on the day were put in the polytunnel to dry for a few days whilst they awaited collection … sadly quite a number were never collected for whatever reason and turned green. Oops! When we harvest the main crop, we will remember to protect them from the light.
Anyway when we harvested the main crop and found a different problem: they are full of little holes.
Potato Cyst Eeelworm presumably…the scourge of newly cultivated ground, I seem to remember.