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Just a thought. Many members have posted much about seed sowing etc. Thank you. I have also noticed that several have mentioned that their spuds are sprouting, 'chitting'. So folks. When it comes to the actual planting. How do you go about it? OK some have large gardens, others have allottments. I wonder. Having dug over and prepared the plot. Do you ridge up and then plant each spud in a hole, or do you plant following preparation, the spuds. Then gradually ridge up as growth develops.
I drop each spud in a deep hole then slightly earth up, then as growth shows, earth up more.
I form ridges and furrows. Plant the seeds in the furrows and cover seed with every secon ridge. Every other is used to earth up when sprouts are 6 to 8 inches tall.
I use a method similar to what No expert does.
That was how my late dad sowed the spuds at home in his garden. Old ways are nearly always best.
remember as a kid in the early 60s with my late dad. earthing up spuds with my triang weelborrow
I always dig & plant...I place them in the trench as I am digging, then throw the soil forward to cover them.