With the recent rain following on from the hot spell the potatoes have, at last, appeared here in Edinburgh. This always makes me realise just how far we are behind the South.
I've lost no time in mounding them. I am a big fan of potatoes and the mounding regime. The reason for this is that by doing so at least one part of the plot is weed free. Pretty soon the canopy will form to suppress an weeds that survive the mounding process.
This leaves me free to concentrate my efforts on weeding other areas (and even some sowing and planting).
As I get Monday as a holiday tomorrow will be brassica patch planting day.
I also need to net off the soft fruit before any ripens as otherwise the birds will get there before I do.
Here's a snap of a blackberry in flower.
Looks like a heavy crop.