For the third week in succession I can report on a first harvest. This time the first harvest came from our Casablanca potatoes.
Our first harvest of the week was on Wednesday - the day when we dug the first potatoes of the season.
It wasn't a huge haul from the one root that was lifted but there were some immature tubers that would have continued to develop as the foliage is still growing strongly.
This bed was always intended to provide early pickings for immediate use which is why they were planted without weed control fabric.
The strawberries were still battling on despite the weather and slug attack.
The varieties that gave the best harvest on Wednesday were Elsanta, Vibrant and Cupid. This was quite surprising as Elsanta and Vibrant were the most disappointing in terms of plant growth with some plants dying away completely. This also meant we were left with fewer productive plants. I'll save some runners from these varieties to fill the gaps in their part of the bed.
There were still plenty of green strawberries, I just hoped that they would survive - it's a rough world out on the allotment.
Today I am linking to Harvest Monday over at Dave's blog Our Happy Acres