Sunday, 4 January 2015

Cold and frosty morning.

I had completely forgotten to order my potatoes in October. It wasn't until last week that I remembered when I went to pay my rent, but because I didn't have the cash to pay for them there and then, I waited until this weekend. While I was there, I asked about the problem I've had with pretty much every crop of potato I have had since I started at the allotment all those years ago. As you can see from the photo, they have holes. They weren't all full of holes, but quite a lot from each crop had holes. I've been told that it's eel worm. The plot used to be mostly grass and uncultivated. All I can really do is keep turning the soil over and keep it cultivated to get rid of it, without using chemicals. I've chosen the the same potatoes as last year, Rocket for my early and Maris Piper for my main crop. Some time soon I'll have a descent crop.

While we were there, my daughter and I, popped to the plot to see what's happening and to dig up some veg to eat today. I passed her my phone to take some photos. I must say they are very good and she only had the phone for about five minutes.

On days like today, my plot doesn't look any worse than any other. Till next time and thanks for reading.


  1. Is it worth planting potatoes in bags this year then you get a good crop and you can turn the ground over as much as needed this year? Deb @

  2. We always grow our potatoes in bags. Would definitely recommend it.