Forewarned is forearmed so last month I registered with the website www.potato.org.uk/blight . You put in your postal code and they let you know if there is blight reported in your area. Earlier this week I received an sms message telling me there had been reports locally, so now I’m keeping a careful eye on my potatoes and will whip off the foliage at the first sign of problems.
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In the garden: Until this morning’s heavy downpour things were getting a bit parched in the garden, with a decidedly end-of-summer look, but a good soaking rain should reinvigorate things.
On the Allotment: Andrew has harvested half of the maincrop potatoes. Harlequin, a cross between Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple is a real winner with an abundance of beautifully clean, smooth tubers . We are storing them in hessian sacks in the outside store where they will be cool, but dry. I’ve just sent off for green manure seeds from www.greenchronicle.co.uk and as crops are harvested we can sow it so that the soil is covered over winter.