Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Disaster strikes!


I am devastated. My seed potatoes which I thought were in a frost free place got attacked by frost over the weekend.  It must have been the -9 we had on Saturday night but all my 10 variety’s growing for my potato experiment have all fallen fowl in some way. The worst of was my Ryecroft purple I lost 5 of them. All those that know about my potato trial will be aware that I had 9 different varieties from JBA seed potatoes all with just 10 tubers so when I lose 5 out of 10 that’s a big loss. All in all I lost 27 out of the 90 I had so I can still work with that but I am going to have to buy a few more to add to my stock so I have some substantial crops.

This is my 7th year growing potatoes and it’s the first time I have ever had this problem. May be because I am using such old variety’s they need more attention…oh well that’s gardening for you! You win some and you lose some.