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Loose End

Well today I found myself at a bit of a loose end; my other half Lynda-Rose went off with Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet  to a last minute bargain crochet retreat in Thirsk. So I decided to pop down the allotment to see how my spuds were doing after all the rain we have had.

Potato Comparison

We decided to grow the spuds in Hadopots 37 litre bags; we got the idea from Monty Don on the Gardeners World show. We had previously planted into the raised beds but we kept missing the odd spud when harvesting.

In this method we placed a layer of compost in the bottom, added 4 seed potatoes and filled the bag half way with compost. Once the potatoes had grown through the compost we then filled the bags up, as they aren’t in the ground we’re having to keep a good eye on them to make sure they don’t dry out.

I cannot wait to see what each bags yield is this year and as they are a first early variety they should be able to be harvested shortly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paul

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