Friday, June 05, 2009
I also dug up some of the early spuds and once again I was quite disappointed, as the yield is not great, just a couple of potatoes per plant :-( However they are smooth, fair sized and healthy and the taste is good (this is "Anoe" variety). I am hoping that the Charlottes will be better? The late spuds have loads of foliage, maybe they will give a better yield. In the meantime there is plenty for potato salads at least!
Another harvest this week was some lettuce, which for once I successfully grew from seed. Does anyone know though how I can stop it wilting the minute I pick it?
My rhubarb seems sick! The stems are small and the leaves seem to be getting attacked by something! I will have to look up some ideas on diseases that attack rhubarb. I am awfully disappointed as this year it is hitting its cruising speed and I already had several tasty stems.
Not that I have the slightest idea how often you water of course, but just that both these plants really need from gallons & gallons of water to crop well, and the results you describe can be associated with natural under performance in dry conditions.
Feel free to shoot me if I'm wrong, ....or just plain annoying of course!
Oddly enough, my rhubarb was under performing until I planted a row of peas by it. Now it's huge!
The rhubarb seemed to have picked up over the weekend, as it got cooler, perhaps the hot sun was a bit much for it. I gave it some Bordeaux mixture just in case but the crown looks healthy??? mystery...
PS I do like your blog. I am changing my domain slowly to allaboutallotments from allaboutliverpool.
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