My early potatoes (Robinta) are flowering. It’s time to start watering them to ensure a healthy crop of decent sized potatoes, as apposed to mini marbles. We haven’t had any rain here (South West) for over a week and yesterday was so hot I had to wait until 6pm to do any work whatsoever. Watering potatoes is hard work in this weather too, since they are such a large crop. Especially for those of us on allotments that don’t allow hosepipes. Just one row of potatoes took five watering cans full. Where’s the under-gardener when you need him eh? Just as well that the other varieties are not flowering yet (Pink Fir Apple and Maris Bard) otherwise there would be no time for other jobs.