When you have only a small space for growing anything at all in your garden, it’s still possible to grow a range of vegetables and fruit – in pots and containers. I had always contained my enthusiasm to colourful shrubs and flowers. This year I experimented; having dispensed with 50 daffodil bulbs that had turned ‘blind’, I had 2 huge black containers spare. I gathered up various oddments of compost and leafmould and half filled each tub – then I popped in two spuds I found lurking in the veg box – they’d sprouted weird roots . . . I planted 2 in each tub, topping each up with as much compost as I could garner. With regular watering, it was exciting watching the greenery fill the pot, getting bigger by the week. I was advised that the huge greeenery drying out and flopping all over was a sign that the potatoes were ready to crop. The first tub yielded 2.7 kg and the second a very creditable 2.2kg of nice tasty new potatoes and they cost nothing as I already had pots, compost and water!