A quick mid-week Blog, had planned to get my Rotovator out again today as I had weeded & manured the patch set aside for the Peas & Beans.
It was on Monday I spread the manure on the soil that had been manually weeded, so Rotovating was next.
Wouldn't normally use the Rotovator but as I had already removed most of the weeds roots and all, I knew it wouldn't be a problem.
This picture, looking through the Archway, is where we are growing Sweet Peas this year.
So after Rotovating I realised I had some Bleue d'Artois seed potatoes that my neighbor brought back from a trip to France and were ready to go in.
This heritage spud which has Blue skin & Purple/Blue flesh, is said to be a good cropper and has good resistance to common potato pests too.
It is recommended for pureed, steamed or fried as chips.
More info here:
(Sorry it's in French, translate if you cant read it)
I planted them 6" deep in a trench lined with Comfrey Leaves, 15" apart, then back filled.
It's a coincidence that the egg tray used to 'chit' them is blue too :) Will report on how we get on with them in due course.
Thanks for reading/returning. Ian.