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Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes

Okay so you are thinking what is he talking about well yes potatoes.

This time of year is a great time to get out into the garden whether you are tidying after winter or starting to grow food and let’s face it food grown in the garden tastes so much better.

WHEN the soil dries out a bit (here’s hoping and praying) get into the old veg. plot and plant a few potatoes they have got to be one of the easiest of veg to grow. Don’t tell me you have no veg plot!! Well they can be grown in pots instead. Here’s how.

Your garden has been dug before winter, loosen and level roughly, take a line, a piece of string between two canes will do putting it onto the ground where the spuds will be planted. With a dibber (a broken spade handle sharpened at one end) or a trowel can be used instead and make a hole every 12 to 15 inches (30 to 40cm) along the line, the hole should be 6” or 15cm deep, if you wish you can place some general fertiliser into the bottom about a dessert spoonful cover this with soil so that it does not contact the potato tuber. The tuber must be put into the ground with the buds (eyes) facing uppermost if in doubt ask me. Cover and wait.

To grow in pots use a 20 litre pot fill with compost and plant one tuber about 4” deep.

Whichever method used there will be a 12 to 15 fold increase in return.


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