Is it any wonder I’ve forgotten which is which with this many spuds to keep track of? I’m Mrs Organised normally but I was obviously having a dizzy turn the day I planted my second earlies. Can I find the scrap of card I scribbled the names on? errr, no. And I’m trying to remember why I have four mounds when I only had 3 varieties. Hmm, time will tell which emerge as British Queens, Wilja or Mona Lisa as the plants now cloaking said mounds all look the same.
At least my first earlies aren’t muddled up having clearly marked and named each section with an empty vitamin tube. This photo was taken on 1st May and they’re looking much bushier now. Vales Emerald was the first variety to flower so we’re waiting in anticipation for the day we can lift our first salad potatoes of the year.
The main crop spuds planted on 1st May included two purple varieties. Yummy purple mash to look forward to without a drop of beetroot vinegar in sight.
If you don’t already love potatoes here’s 12 reasons why you might want to eat more of them.
nutrition info from The Potato Council’s Spuds Rule OK guide. Additional resources for teachers and free growing kits for schools available here
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