Thursday 4 June 2009

Our first potatoes of the year!

We thought we'd take a chance and dig up some potatoes to see how they were doing. They'd flowered and were looking ready, and so out came the fork...

Luckily all wasn't in vain - there were a few decent sized potatoes and some wee 'uns also:

But, the ultimate test has to be how they taste, and it's fair to say that these were the most delicious, melt-in-the-mouth potatoes we've both ever tasted! They were earlies - Colleen variety - make sure you buy them next year!

Simply boil in a little bit of water with a few sprigs of mint, drain, add a little pepper and a knob of butter, and enjoy!


  1. Wow, they sound fantastic. Hope ours are as good. The plants are certainly looking well. Weather permitting, we intend to spend all day saturday on the allotment!

  2. Well, hope you had nice weather. At last we've got some much needed rain today! Have had 3 lots of potatoes now, though we prob should have left them a bit longer for the littlies to get a bit bigger. So tasty though!