Sunday, 1 September 2013

Anya potatoes

Decided to dig up the rest of the anyas today, in case we get any rain at some point (though is unlikely at the mo). Quite pleased with the harvest, this was about 8 seed pots I think.

We've been eating lots of lovely fresh veg recently, the patty pan squashes have done really well and there are still lots of beans coming, I have dwarf french beans under the corn(which has also done well, plants are small but cobs are well sized and v yummy), runner beans in the back garden, borlotti beans which am leaving to fatten-up rather than eat the pods, and a couple of blauhilde purple climbers that are just getting going. Some of the beans at the allot are from a second sowing as the first lot got eaten-off by snails. The dry weather seemed to give the second lot a chance to get away without being bothered, though alsoy hunting down of nearby snail hotspots probably helped.

Here is tomorrows lunch with all home-grown veg including broad bean burgers. Am looking forward to it already.


  1. Not all corn grows tall so maybe the corn you have is a dwarfer variety.

  2. Hmm, good idea but I just looked up Sweet Nugget and one site said 2 metres tall! I think it's down to my sandy soil and a dry summer. Only got one cob per plant but that's enough for us.

    Next year I think I might try and make the beds a bit more dipped in the middle so that water pools in them better rather than running off so much.

  3. Looks like you had a great potato harvest. It's been a good year for them this time! :)