Sunday, 23 May 2021

New Spudatoes From "Portugal" My Polytunnel.


 Here I am  lifting the first of our new potatoes this morning in our polytunnel.  I planted them in a soil filled fish box.  They are Kerr Pinks.  My friend gave me a bucket of them last winter and I decided to plant the smaller ones.  Kerr Pinks are a maincrop but they make an excellent early potato.



A bucket of new potatoes grown with fym, chicken manure pellets and some tomato fertilizer.  


Washed and ready to be steamed for tonight's tea.  I also picked one of my cabbages from under a polythene cloche.  J brought some cold beef from the supermarket and we'll wash it down with a bottle of German white wine.  Not bad for the 23rd of May and my 100th blog this year.

Are you eating your early new potatoes yet?








18 comments:

  1. Oh you are so far ahead of us. We'll be eating new potatoes about July.

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  2. The magic of plastic creates a micro climate Debby. I would rather eat them now than when it gets hot and you hear yourself say: "Is it hot or is it me and it's too hot for potatoes ".😊

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    1. Tim would take serious argument with that. It is never too hot for potatoes in that man's mind.

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    2. Tim would take serious disagreement. It is NEVER too hot for potatoes in his mind.

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    3. Good on Tim. He sounds like he loves his potatoes.

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  3. I must lift some and see what we have, I am growing charlotte. I grow them in the black pots, the supermarket have flowers delivered in. One pot produces enough for 3 of us(my husband loves potatoes) later in the season maybe 2 days. Its eacsy to lift them out, remove the ready ones and then pop the plant back in to continue growing.

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  4. I have never grown Charlotte Kathy. The Kerr Pinks never even flowered but they seemed to be dying back so I decided to dig them and look for buried potato treasure.

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  5. Congratulations on your 100th blog post this year.
    I like the sound of your tea tonight. Steamed new potatoes are just heaven on a plate.

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  6. Thanks JayCee. New potatoes taste amazing when you steam. The earth potato soil smelled divine when we dug them this morning. You can beat fresh vegetables that have been grown with no manmade chemicals.

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  7. Just like last year - you have produced an impressive crop of new potatoes. I hope they tasted as good as they look. Do you put a sprig of mint in when cooking them? Are you heading back to Alcatraz Island this week?

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  8. We do use mint sometimes YP. Yes I go on my free cruise across the bay again this week. Hopefully I will meet a Mermaid or two.😊

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    1. How does a sailor have "relations" with a mermaid?

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  9. Marvellous. Hope the meal was just as good as it sounds.

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    1. Thanks Linda. They were delicious and we are having some more tonight.

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  10. Dunno. He probably sings her a sea shanty.

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  11. Hi Mark. I managed to delete your comment, sorry! Sounds like you have a great neighbour growing and sharing their potatoes with you.

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