Still though, I've started clawing the beds back from the wiry grip of chickweed and dockleaves. I cleared two beds today, harvesting the onions, early potatoes and the last of the garlic. The onions I've already ranted about in a previous post, so I'll leave them alone for now. The spuds are a bit of a disaster...
|This were the most productive; Ashleaf Kidney. Loads of small ones, |
and they stay together really well when cooked.
|Edzell Blue - hit the worst by blight, I even found a few mushy ones in the ground.|
Also not my favourite for eating; the nice blue colour turns grey when cooked,
and they're kinda soggy. Not growing these again.
|and Lady Christl - this one stood up really well to the blight, hardly a mark on them, |
and no dodgy spuds at all in the ground. I like this one.
I took a risk and planted out 8 or 9 tomatoes into the old onion bed - I'm afraid they could be hit by the blight also, but they're too big for their pots in the poly and beset by whitefly, so I turfed them out. Fingers crossed! I did get my first three cherry tomatoes (a yellow variety called "Amber") from the poly yesterday, as well as a bowl of blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrants, some snap peas, a bunch of courgettes, some lettuce, the first cucumber and a bag of radishes - so really I have nothing to complain about.