The weather has been quite cool lately. In fact we have had to use the wood stove on and off for a few weeks now! We’ve had the odd nice day, but over all it’s been rainy, windy and cool. One night recently it went down to 5C. I don’t think we had a frost, but I wouldn’t be surprised to get one soon.
We have dug up some of our potatoes to see how they did. We didn’t have high hopes for them after the terrible drought this year. Sadly, they have not produced well at all. After digging some from different areas of the gardens, we found that some didn’t have anything under them. Others had one or two tiny, tiny potatoes. The plants close to the compost pile had larger ones, naturally. lol But we noticed something very odd. The potatoes are light as a feather. As we picked them up, we were wondering if they might be hollow inside! No they are not hollow, but they are spongy and pithy. They will not be good to eat, so we are going to just till the gardens and try to pick up what we can for seed. Hopefully they will store ok, and not rot.
Like everything else this year, we’ll have to buy this years potatoes. Frustrating, but it could be worse.