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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 …

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Chitting Potatoes Explained

During February and March you’ll hear many gardeners talk about ‘chitting’ potatoes, but what exactly is it and does it help? What is Chitting? Chitting is a process of creating little shoots on the potatoes, where you’ll find their ‘eyes’. How do you Chit? Traditionally gardeners use old egg boxes. …

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Growing Potatoes

Below you will find a video explaining the process of ‘chitting’. If you find your chits are slow to emerge, place some onions next to them. The onions give off an odour which speeds up the process of chitting.

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The Best Potatoes To Grow

Sarpo Mira - The Best All-Round Potato to Grow

I’ve just returned home from the allotment. There were many people tending their plots this evening and we all commented on how dark it was getting at 7:30pm. With the light fading I rushed to harvest some potatoes for dinner. In my no-dig beds I planted a few rows of …

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Growing Potatoes for Christmas


Harvesting fresh potatoes on Christmas day has become popular over recent years. It’s a reminder of early Summer and gives hope that Spring isn’t too far away.

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