TopVeg received an SOS for Hessian Sacks needed to decorate for the Harvest Festival. The problem was they were ordered at 6am on Tuesday, (must have had a planning meeting on Monday night!) with a note saying:
‘As these are for our harvest festival at the weekend, I wonder if you would kindly send them as soon as possible, as ideally would like to set up on Friday. ‘
TopVeg packed the sacks and sent them with the morning post, & they arrived today, Wednesday, the very next day.
The purchaser kindly sent this note: ‘Thank you so much, received today.
I really appreciate speedy turn around from TopVeg’
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TopVeg Hessian Sacks have been used for sports day and the school play. They are ideal for storing potatoes and onions as they allow the vegetables to breathe, and keep the light out. Using TopVeg Hessian Sacks to decorate for Harvest Festival is a first as far as we know.
What is Setting of Potato Skins?
As the potato matures, the skin ’sets’, that is, it thickens and becomes tough. The set skin protects the potato from damage and infection during storage.
How to test for Setting.
When the skins are mature (set), the skin will not scuff when rubbed in the hand, or gently scratched by the thumb. Skins of new potatoes will easily be removed by rubbing with a thumb, as they have not set.
How does the Potato Skin Set?
The green leaves and stalks of potatoes, known as the haulm, will start to die down at the end of the season. The potato tubers will then stop growing and the skins start to set. It usually takes three weeks for the skins to become set, but it is worth digging one tuber up and checking
the state of the skin, before lifting. The potatoes should not be harvested for storage until the skins have set.
Potatoes should be stored in a dark place in Hessian sacks, so that the air can circulate through them.
Maincrop potatoes are starting to senesce
The difference between New Potatoes & Maincrop.