Saturday, 19 March 2016
Home Guard was a variety released in 1942 during the Dig for Victory campaign. It's a first early and good boiled, although it has a reputation for turning bitter if left in the ground too long.
My plot suffers from blight, which is why I've given up on growing tomatoes, but first early potatoes are usually ready for digging up before the haulms are too badly affected.
As well as Home Guard I've planted a short row of Pink Fir Apple salad potatoes.
These were all put in a bit early, traditionally they should be planted on Good Friday; hopefully the frost won't go down too deep.