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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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Enormous harvest of Container Grown Potatoes

I decided to harvest the remaining 7 containers of potatoes this evening. These are the Sarpo Miras grown in smaller 30 litre pots. The result was the biggest crop I’ve ever had of about 75 pounds from the 7 pots with some of the potatoes being enormous. The first one …

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