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Forked in a handful of potato feed into the bottom of the trench

Planting first early Potatoes

Today is a New Moon day which is good for crops that grow below ground, eg: potatoes, carrots, swede, etc.

I planted 2 rows of early potatoes, v. Duke of York, in one of the raised beds.

Yes it is early and I wouldn’t normally plant outside this early, but I’m also going to plant two rows on the new New Moon in March and compare.

(A vigorous red sport of Potato ‘Duke of York’ producing larger, oval, red-skinned tubers with moist yellow flesh of superb flavour. Potato ‘Red Duke of York’ is a good all rounder and really excellent for roasting. This heritage first early variety also holds an RHS AGM)

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