This morning on the allotment I continued with the digging up of the potatoes. So today I tackled a rather large bed full of Sarpo Mira potatoes. Now these were recommended to me by Dan from allotmentdiary. He’s been raving on about this variety for a couple of years now, and this year I decided to give them a go myself. Oh my!! Some of them may be rather odd in shape, but the amount of potatoes that you get from them in immense!!
From about 30 seed potatoes, I managed to get 4 large bags worth of potatoes. Each plant will give you enough potatoes to feed about 8-10 people if not more. So as you can imagine that’s a load of potatoes to keep my little family of 4 going for quite a while. I’ve still got loads more potatoes to dig up, but so far I’m really impressed. Most of them are suitable for jacket potato sized, some were larger, and the rest were what I would call normal sized potatoes. Not one plant disappointed which is amazing, usually some aren’t very good. So it looks like I’ll be growing those again for many years to come. They’re also one of the very few potatoes that is resistant to blight, so that’s a bonus.