Well, eventually it did stop raining. We had 104 mm in less than 24 hours! (That's a little over 4 inches) So, I did go out, and dig those, Toolangi Gold potatoes.
They were mostly of a good useable size,
and some of them made my 'pride-meter' really ring!
I could hardly carry the basket, it was so heavy. My dad always said that potatoes were a good 'first crop' in any patch of garden. These particular ones were planted in a 'no-dig' garden. I put down newspaper, with some compost, manure and some pea straw layered on top. I added straw as they grew, instead of mounding soil around them.
I don't enjoy digging,
but this was more like
a treasure hunt!
And now I have a lovely bed
with lots of organic material already mixed in.
I am just going to add some manure,
a handful of blood and bone,
and plant some autumn crops.