Friday, 17 April 2015
It's tatie planting time again, good job my allotment is now completely dug over.
We had some dry warm weather last week so I ran my tiller machine over the bottom half of my plot and planted my potatoes.
I use the method I've used for years now as it seems successful and saves all that messing about with earthing up.
I dig a trench about 2-3" deep, put my seed potatoes along it and then pile the earth up over the potatoes to a depth of about 9" high digging another trench as I go.
I've planted 5 rows this year, 1 row of first earlier, Foremost, and 4 rows of main crop Desire, I've selected both of these varieties because they are slug resistant, a big problem on my plot.
Don't forget if you're planting reasonably large seed potatoe you can cut them in two so that each piece is about the size of a golf ball, as long as they both have a growing eye on them. A great way to increase the number of plants, so increase the yeald.