You can see new potatoes sprouts pushing up their stalks in the polystyrene packaging case on the left.
We have grown early new potatoes in the polytunnel which were ready to harvest in May. Then we sowed some carrots in their place and we grew potatoes outside in the veg plot too.
Stuff grown in the polytunnel was far more successful and quicker to harvest and it didn't have to contend with the very mixed weather, lots of rain and a field day for the slugs and snails. Perhaps Ireland should see if it can apply to the EU for an enormous polytunnel grant and cover the whole of the country?
.My dad used to tell me that my grandparents always had new potatoes ready for Christmas. So I decided to save some little ones and go for a third crop. Hopefully the frost won't blacken the tops with them growing in the polytunnel?
Anybody else growing any out of season vegetables?