My wife's recovery requires lots of rest, mainly in the armchair, but today we planned time at the beach hut. This meant I had to get back early for lunch down there so had very limited time on the plot!
Knowing how easy it is to get sidetracked, I chose one simple job - dig up a row of spuds.
The haulms had been removed a couple of weeks ago and the ridge earthed up to cover any exposed spuds and I had a nice large bag for the tubers. Sarpo Mira can give very large potatoes so I needed a big bag. I had a second bag for the remaining haulms and waste spuds.
Digging the potatoes out proved surprisingly easy with the two bags close at hand as I could toss potatoes or rubbish into the appropriate bag with ease.
As in the first row of Sarpo Mira the crop was not huge and there were quite a few tiddlers. However I was pleased to see very little slug damage. This is either as a result of the long hot (and dry) summer or it is a recommendation for my home made nematode mixture. (Will try to find the internet reference or post a set of instructions.) There was also a good sowing of earthworms of various types, always a good sign.
As I had promised to return home early to spend the afternoon on the beach with the weather being so good, I just had time to harvest the remaining blackberries and raspberries, the last two red cabbages and a handful of pea pods (not enough to eat but I'm not going to leave them for the mice!)
I'll give the courgettes a few days more to see if they grow big enough to eat.