Monday 6 May 2013

May Bank Holiday continued

 Really needed to finish weeding and digging over this patch where I will plant the remainder of the Main Crop Potatoes 'Picasso' 
All the roots and weeds were burnt in the incinerator bin!
I also weeded between the Radar Onions, simply by using a draw hoe at an angle so the pointed edge causes a  shallow trench it lightly earths up the Onions too.
19 of the 'Foremost' Potatoes have broken through the dry soil, I planted these on April 13th, so less than a month.

Even though I have grown Potatoes for ages now, I'm always excited to see the 1st shoots.
Its been a weekend of firsts.
 Here is the first harvest of the 'Stewarts Purple' Asparagus that we put in in 2011, we did have a few spears last year, the yield should be bigger this year.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

1 comment:

  1. Looks good - I also like seeing the first shoots of potatos. this year have done some in bags for the first time and they are doing better. It's been nice to have a good few days to get things sorted.