WARNING - This post is vegetable heavy!
I planted these potatoes on the 29th June. Some in the hedge border, two in the Bench garden and the rest in the potato patch that I dug out at the front of the house. (This was my potager last year)
In the hedge border I did not water them at all and ALL of them have come up!
In the potato patch that I dug (and watered), only one has come up so far and I fear for the rest, as the moles had a field day as soon as the potatoes were planted. I guess they have some sort of radar/sonar that senses earth that is beautifully soft and perfect for tunnelling.
So far one lonely potato has stuck its head above the parapet...
Goodness knows if there are any other potatoes left intact - maybe the moles have eaten them!
Time will Tell...