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1st few 'Rocket' spuds

Tuesday, 05 Jun 12 Cloudy 16°C / 61°F

Today I dug up 2 potato ‘Rocket’ plants on my own allotment, Plot 12A, which I planted out at the beginning of March. The resultant few potatoes I found hardly made the effort worthwhile. I was disappointed to find so few spuds & so small.

The bed had been manured during the autumn & the seed potatoes were sprouted in the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment. I planted the sprouted seed potatoes at the very beginning of March & then, between my brother & myself, we made hoops to support fleece. They survived the odd frost we had between March & May but I now fear the fleece provided too much protection as the plants have grown very tall & are falling over each other.


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Gerry & Dave's allotment garden

Day 144

Potato 'Rocket'

Solanum tuberosum


Plot 12A garden


  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    But quality over quantity, I hope they tasted nice. :)

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    As we haven’t had them yet I can’t say!

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    We had them yesterday & they weren’t bad at all! :-))

    Posted on 08 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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