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Harvesting in the sunshine :)


Harvesting in the sunshine :)



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Wow, you've done good Karen.

17 Jul, 2017

 

I was feeling very self-satisfied! ;)

17 Jul, 2017

 

Whoo hoo!!

17 Jul, 2017

 

Wow! They look really good.

17 Jul, 2017

 

Growing your own is so rewarding! :) thank you x

17 Jul, 2017

 

Ooh! Yummy.

17 Jul, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

great looking veggies, how long had your potatoes been in the ground? they look real nice

17 Jul, 2017

 

Looking good Karen, easy be another week or two with my tomatoes , I have grown Pink fir potato but I dont know when I should dig up as they have all flowered

Gg

18 Jul, 2017

 

I tried growing potatoes last year in bags. What a waste of compost that was!

18 Jul, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

waddy it is easy to grow potatoes , not much care , just have to be patient and know when to uncover them, it takes a while

18 Jul, 2017

 

I planted those tatties in March. I find that the yield is a little lower than expected, but its still worth doing. You do get a lot of 'wasted' compost, but I reuse it to top up the raised veg planters. Otherwise it would be a waste. I have four sacks and each one has yielded about 5lb of potatoes from 1 or 2 tubers...so quite good. But they have to be fed and watered often and regularly. The tops have been a bit weak this year, and battered by storms. None have flowered, but still...plenty of potatoes.

18 Jul, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

i planted my potatoes in late may so i have a while to go yet, some did flower, rain pelleted them down a bit but i hope for a good harvest squashes are coming real good, 90 degrees here today!

18 Jul, 2017

 

Wow Vjd...how do you cope with those temps. I reckon we had about 25C here today and I was struggling.

18 Jul, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

one spot in my yard is cool , under the pines way in back.4 pm and up to 93F and humidity is soo bad. should cool soon i hope?

18 Jul, 2017

 

Vjd, I did everything I was supposed to do, but the yield was still too poor to make it worth while, and I planted more than one variety.

Karen; I didn't waste the compost as such, I dug it into the veg patch, so I suppose that's not too bad.

19 Jul, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

Waddy. that the bad thing about growing potatoes, you cannot see the product until the end when you uncover them, last yr. i had a good yield , this yr i don't know, i put in a variety also.just have to wait and see.

19 Jul, 2017

 

ThTs it vj...you never know until you tip them out.

19 Jul, 2017

 

Hey Karen, did you ever try making grilled cheese sandwiches with ham & tomato? I just made my first one today and not with just any tomatoes, my tomatoes! No words can describe how delicious it was! You'll have many more baskets to come!

19 Jul, 2017

 

Lol Bathgate! Good for you...yummy! I actually have to stop eating tomatoes because of acid reflux....bummer! :(

19 Jul, 2017

 

Oh I'm sorry Karen! I was unaware of that.

20 Jul, 2017

 

That's ok Bathgate. No problem at all....of course you didn't know.

20 Jul, 2017

 

Well done, at least the family will enjoy the tomatoes !!

21 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, I made another pot of sauce today for Callum. :) I stink of tomatoes.

21 Jul, 2017



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