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14/06/2012 at 16:58

many years ago on holliday in Spain in a restuarant i had the best potatoes ever, the owner said they were Spanish and grown in sand has anybody any knowledge in sand growing or was it a joke the spuds were really great  and i wondered if anyone has any info on good new potatoes i can grow next year  mucho

14/06/2012 at 17:40

Put "growing potatoes in sand" in Google you'll get a lot of answers.

14/06/2012 at 19:52

I haven't tried a google search, but I do know that Egypt exports a huge amount of spuds and these are largely grown in desert areas.

15/06/2012 at 14:16

thanks for the info David K and Netherfield (by the way is that a nottingham accent i dont here)  alan 4711

15/06/2012 at 18:13

West Yorkshire Born and Bred.

15/06/2012 at 18:47

Seed potatoes for "Jersey Royals" can be bought as "International Kidney" - same thing.  In Jersey, they grow the earlies on sandy slopes to make picking easier and used to feed them by digging-in seaweed before planting, but only a few of the farms still do that.

16/06/2012 at 14:52

thanks Bob I watched a very interesting video on the net about growing spuds in sand they dig a 100mtr  deep well in the desert  watered the area every 18 hours with sprinklers  used Scottish spuds to grow and Irish peat to save them in and then send them back to old blighty and still made good money ,cant knock can u

18/06/2012 at 20:33

I just harvested my first earlies  They were very nice tasting although on the small side (its this darn weather brought on the dreaded blight so up they came)  anyway  Homeland was the variety of choice this year  I enjoyed them so much im going to plant the same variety again next season

19/06/2012 at 09:50

great stuf Sue many thanks ill give them a try

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