Potato harvest August 2020

The six plants produced 13Kg of potatoes from 0.88 sq. metres. That is equivalent to 14.75Kg per Sq. metre or 147 tonnes per hectare. The average farm yield is around 40 Tonnes per hectare. I am not suggesting that farmers should divide their fields into square metre plots but it does show that small scale growing can produce a significant amount of food.

The tops did suffer from blight but it was not bad and did not go down into the tubers. That is exactly how we expected Saro Mira to behave having grown then for many years.

The spuds will be stored in hessian sacks in the cool, dark shed until early 2021,