Death by potato

Maincrop potatoes

Looked at the weather and realised today would be the last chance to dig my maincrop potatoes (if you’ve not done this before, here’s how). So I spent four hours in the sun digging and drying about 15 tonnes of Arran Victory and Desirée.

It nearly killed me.

5 Responses to “Death by potato”

  1. Clare Says:

    There are worse ways to go. Death by slug, for example.

  2. Celia Says:

    ohmigoodness. I have left mine in the soil. And it’s raining. And will go on raining. I missed the 24 break in the rain.

  3. Cat Says:

    Or death by cabbage b*st*rd catapillars……ARGH!!!!!!!!

    My Nemesis!

    15 tonnes – you opening a chip shop (even though you’re not allowed them?)

  4. Matron Says:

    I think you made a good decision there, looks like that was the only dry sunny day we are going to get!

  5. Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding Says:

    My tiny maris pipers are still in the plot here, we dug up all the allotment ones a while ago. I decided to put in the leftover smaller seed potatoes, and true to form, they’ve produced smaller than average offspring. Mehh! Peeling little potatoes is such a chore…