this was meant to be a before and after but oddly has become an 'after and before' -- in any case giving you the main headline first which is that i've had about 60 potatoes! for some unknown reason they were getting blight (odd as i'm sure it's several miles to the next potato plant but there you have it) -- so now we're on a hardcore starch diet for the next few weeks.
the plants were getting ridiculous anyway -- overshadowed only by the muscles from brussels (sprouts) . in fact, i was a bit tentative about digging all the potatoes as they are underpinning the sprouts i think. it's the first year with these 1 x 1m beds and i packed it in not counting on the vagaries of the english weather!
anyway -- short and sweet but yeah, come round for chips!