In mid-June, I had a post with a wonder about my abnormally large potato plants. From the comments it appeared that others had also observed the same thing - especially in the variety Ditta - that the peaks were noticeably higher than normal. And since I had open garden this weekend, there were even more who could tell the same thing. The exciting question of the last month has been: is there anything below ??
And today it has now turned out that it is there. The bed has been cleared - partly due to mold infestation, and partly to make room for planting broccoli - and the harvest has been 6.2 kilos Ditta on a 2.4 m row. Which can be described as a nice, average yield without being outright flashy. And the explanation for the nationwide phenomenon? It can hardly be anything but the strange weather of spring.
Written by Peter Norris