Today I have been finishing planting my potatoes.
Almost 2 beds are full, with 2 rows of potatoes in each. We used to dig trenches which was back-breaking work, but last year I purchased a long handled bulb planter which worked really well and makes light work of the potato planting task.
I buy my seed potatoes through the allotment society which means I get a great selection at a great price and place the order in October / November time. They are ready for collection from the Allotment Shop in February / March.
Potato varieties I am growing this year are:
Charlotte – Salad Potatoes BBC Charlotte Potato Recipies
Aaron Pilot – First Earlies
Kestrel – Second Earlies – a firm favourite which lasts exceptionally well in storage or if left in the ground
Markies – Main Crop Markies Potato Information
King Edwards – Main Crop
For a great resource that tells you all about the many varieties of potatoes try the potato council website www.lovepotatoes.co.uk.