Mini Gardening Update


The strawberry hanging baskets have worked really, really well and we’ve had some beauties from it.


The potato bags….well something’s happened, the plants have collapsed onto the floor under their own weight.  I think it might be because I didn’t top up the soil.  Now of course I can’t get them up, but I suppose the potatos will come out the same, they just look terrible at the moment.

Now if only I knew when to harvest them???

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  1. I have been given some potatoes in pots & mine look the same. I was told that they are ready to harvest when the plant has flowers.

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  3. Your potatoes are looking far better than my measly ones. I guess there’s time yet as I think mine are maincrop and late earlies, whatever the heck that means. I’m not sure of when the best time is to harvest. You could give it a go, pull one up and see what you get 😀

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  4. Your strawberries look fabulous!! I’ve never grown potatoes so I can’t help you in that department. I bet if you google it, you’ll find out when they are ready to eat! Yum! Hope you had a great weekend!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  5. Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the advice, I really didn’t have a clue as this is my first potato growing year. So all your comments are much appreciated

    L xx

  6. Just harvested my first ever batch of tats.

    Mine were earlies, and I uncovered a plant to check they looked ready, after being in the ground 12 weeks, of a predicted 9-12 weeks growing time, they looked good, and now look even better sitting in my pantry!

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    1. That’s probably not a bad idea to just have a root around and see what they look like. Glad yours have turned out so well, it gives me hope 🙂

  7. It has rained EVERY DAY FOR THREE WEEKS (caps for both angst and emphasis 😉 so my garden is growing, growing, growing. I don’t have enough room for veggies and fruits, so I’m relegated to herbs in pots. Which are actually a bit water-logged at this point. My basil looks quite sad. 🙁

    Now, strawberry hanging baskets — I’d love to give that a whirle next year! Lot of water/attention?

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    1. Oh no too much rain is just awful, year before last all my blooms rotted on the steams because of the rain. Strawberry hanging basket is doing well, it needs watering every day and a tomato feed probably wouldn’t have hurt, but I’ve not done that. I hope you basil recovers soon xx