Potatoes

Grow your own gardening calendar

Grow your own gardening calendar I have received compensation in return for publishing this guest post.  I believe this post is relevant and of great  interest to my readers. Grow your own gardening calendar Whether you’re looking to spruce up
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What fertiliser before planting Potatoes??

What fertiliser before planting Potatoes??

dig1 Potatoes are hungry plants so it is good to add some fertiliser to the soil now, before the potatoes are planted. If the soil is fertile the potatoes will be able to reach their potential and yield well. Apart
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Early Potatoes

The Chef has dug some more early potatoes on the plot. He sent a photo with the caption “Two roots of spuds.Not a good yield”                   At least the plot has produced
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First New Potatoes on The Plot

Today The Chef harvested the first new potatoes on The Plot.  This is the first produce taken from The Plot, since The Plot was created on 16 March 2013.  On that day The Chef dug up his lawn to create
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New Potatoes

TopVeg dug these new potatoes today. The potatoes were the size of a medium hen’s egg.  All the potatoes were from one root.  This root actually had two more potatoes, which were eaten last week! It has been a cold
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Vivaldi Potatoes Emerge

The Vivaldi Potatoes that were planted on 30 April have emerged in the Plot. vivaldi-row-19may vivaldi-emerging The stems will grow and the new leaves will get bigger, producing what is known as the haulm. The Chef planted the Maris Bard
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TopVeg Garden this weekend

TopVeg Garden this weekend These photos are from the TopVeg garden this weekend. The beetroot that was sown 5 weeks ago has come through & is looking healthy. 6wk-beetroot-seedling The leeks were sown at the same time but took a
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Frost threatens Plot

Frost is forecast and threatens to spoil the potatoes in the plot. So the Chef covered his potatoes with fleece tonight.  This will trap the warm air that is around the potatoes and act as a barrier against the frost. 
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Potatoes Ridged Up / Earthed Up

The Chef has ridged up (or earthed up) the first lot of potatoes that he planted in the plot. potatoes ridged up These Maris Bard potatoes were planted on 2nd April, 40 days ago.  The tops were 9 inches above
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Maris Bard Potatoes are Out!

The Maris Bard Potatoes in The Chef’s Plot are out.  This photo shows the fleece pushed back to show the newly emerged leaves of the Maris Bard potatoes that were planted on 2 April. potatoes-3-May It has taken a month
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