Today was a perfect day for potato harvesting. Ideally the spuds should be dug out and left on the surface for the skins to harden and any soil sticking to them to fall off. They should be left out as long as possible and later in the day put into sacks and stored.

It worked just like clockwork, I dug like a fury, got all the potatoes out, spread them on the ground and went home. I also selected all the ones I managed to cut or damage in any way, I can use these as we go. They shouldn’t be stored with the good ones.

Later in the afternoon I went back and the potatoes were perfectly dry; I had three small hessian sacks and now I have on sack each of Kestrel and Estima and one mixed one.


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