Friday 15 May 2020

Potatoes In Buckets

On the 20th April the Pentland Javelin seed potatoes were sown in the first eight square flower buckets and a Root Pouch, during the last few days they have finally started to show their heads which was a little worrying because of the low temperatures over night but the lids on the buckets appear to have afforded some protection. 

The lids have now been removed and the spuds will have to fend of the cats off or I may introduce some more skewers to dissuade them from using them as littler trays. 

No foliage from the Root Pouch yet and it's not as deep as the Flower Buckets which does not make sense? The Radish are bulking up now, but there has been slug and snail action in the cut down flower bucket. I must so some more next week when I'm a little more mobile. 

Pentland Javelin potatoes are first earlies potatoes and they are ready for harvest, if conditions are correct, 15 weeks after the seed potatoes are planted, so that makes it the end of July first week of August.

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