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How to grow early potatoes


Monty Don takes you through the process of planting early potatoes with suggestions for soil conditioning and spacing.

Do it: spring

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isedarken 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I believe (i could be wrong as fairly new to this myself) that manuring is very good, in the previous automn or late winter, not directly before you plant the potatoes. If you haven't had the time for this then use some compost/chicken pellets mix.

bilbo45 24/11/2011 at 15:27

i realy want to grow them its great!!

lancslad 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Bit confused, I have read that you should not manure potatoes but use fertilizer instead. Would like to know which is best.

dking45 24/11/2011 at 15:27

When is the best time to replant a bay tree ? I have a bay in my back yard which has grown to about 8 feet high and it really could do with being in a fresh environment, I have the space on my allotment, but not the knowladge.

lindamoule 24/11/2011 at 15:28

potatoes in the allotment have grown well but when cooked they become dry and crumbly even when gently steamed Help!

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