Week 19: Harvesting Potatoes and new sowings of Radish & Spinach

My first crop of potatoes are ready (Desiree Potatoes) so I have already started to dig them up. Their journey has been remarkable as the first crop that was planted on the newly acquired Allotment. His history…

Potatoes planted and then covered over to look like I've got strange moles.

Potatoes planted and then covered over to look like I’ve got strange moles.

Edging "before" picture.

Potatoes were planted back in Week 4 and by Week 10, they were already growing through the soil.

Crikey, potato plants are bursting through the ground. Guessing the sunniest spot can be seen.

Crikey, potato plants are bursting through the ground. Guessing the sunniest spot can be seen.

Potato plants are showing good signs of healthy life with new shoots.

Potato plants are showing good signs of healthy life with new shoots.

Desiree Potatoe plants have died back and I am ready to dig them up. Half of them have been pulled up and the potatoes left to dry.

Desiree Potato plants have died back and I am ready to dig them up. Half of them have been pulled up and the potatoes left to dry.

From individual seed potatoes (Desiree) I have a good harvest per plant.

From individual seed potatoes (Desiree) I have a good harvest per plant.

A  large pot full of Desiree Potatoes.

A large pot full of Desiree Potatoes.

And there are another two rows of plants to be cleared so more potatoes to be enjoyed shortly.

After clearing the Desiree potato plants, new Vienna Radish seeds and Spinach has been sown.

 

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