I always resist digging up any potatoes until July, having years ago dug a row that provided only enough for a single family meal. This year I stuck to my principles, especially given the long dry April and half of May. So imagine my surprise when this specimen saw the light of day in the first week of July That's 12 1/2 oz (352g) of Epicure potato and this was not the only one around that size. The downside with these larger tubers was that there was some hollow centre, which the books confirm is caused by wet weather after dry weather. There are plenty of not so giant tubers which are unaffected. The later sown maincrop is now about 4ft high (see below) and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be a bumper year for spuds.
(No one mention the b word)