These were early potatoes but we planted them a month late and so it made sense that we dug them up a month late too. After the initial planting the whole potato stuff is a bit dull and watering tends to be left to me once T&J have done the planting. They are always wanting to know how they are doing and when they can be dug up and it is now really a yearly thing to look forward to. The whole digging for treasure and wondering just what you will find is something then that we look forward to and I get plenty of help digging, cleaning and then eating.
This year we have used to purpose made potato sacks instead of the large flower pots of previous years. It would be interesting to see how we had done and initial digging showed no potatoes which got us all rather worried. Digging deeper and we were soon finding small’ish new potatoes and soon had our bowl filled up. On the way Jack made friends with a woodlouse which pleased him as it tickled him while walking along his arm.
Once dug, the final job of cleaning and an excuse to cool down playing with water too.