As my grand-daughter had come with me (on the pretext of checking for scooters and bikes at the tip) I only could stay for a short while. However, I did manage to dig up a King Edward potato plant and got more than enough for dinner.
Up to now we have been eating the 'Foremost' earlies but find them watery and somewhat tasteless. This may be because they caught the Blight so early, or that we have had wet and cool weather recently. It would be interesting to see what others think as I think I might try another type next year. Any comments?
We then checked the row of Charlotte potatoes and found the Blight was decimating them so I cut off the tops and bagged them up for the tip. The second row of King Edward's were also beginning to show signs of infection so I probably will cut them down on my next visit.
Finally I put out on the floor of the shed some rat/mouse poison I had bought on Saturday. As I did so I saw that there was still some rat poison I put out several weeks ago so perhaps all the rodents are dead and the smell in the shed is something else!