Today’s grey weather & non stop heavy drizzle has not helped the mood, although it did stop me going to the Hill & brooding about blight. If it’s remotely dry tomorrow I will be giving everything another dousing of dithane, although it’s not much good being clever after the event.
Why didn’t I spray when I first thought about it on Saturday, or when Reg-next-plot first told me he’d sprayed his spuds a couple of weeks ago? Tut.
Funnily enough, I’m not so worried about the tomatoes – I have six plants in buckets at home which give me a back up, & lack of great success the last couple of years means I haven’t got my hopes too high anyway.
No, it’s the potatoes – they’ve been so fabulous the last couple of years that I’d hate to lose them. I’ve got used to going into the garage & picking a few out for tea – & not only that, but having a choice of jackets, boilers or mashers.
I’ll dig up the last of the second early osprey potatoes when I can next get to the Hill, & I’m thinking about the maincrops too – they’ve been in 17 wks this weekend, so maybe will be big enough to dig.
Thinking ahead, the peas are coming to an end, so I want to plant the brassicas out in their place, but looking at the potbound seedlings at home (too early sowing these!), I thought I’d better get some more seeds in so I sowed BROCCOLI (raab 60 day) & CABBAGE (greyhound) along with SPRING ONIONS (white lisbon) & LETTUCE (arctic king) in a tray of modules which are definitely worth looking forward to…