Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:17
First and only time I grew Red Duke of York they were no good and went squishy. I've never had problems with Charlotte which are classed as 2nd early, left them in next to a different variety of potatoes and the Charlottes were untouched by slugs, the other variety were nearly all damaged. Some people don't dig trenches for their potatoes, instead they just grow them in a big pile of compost on top of the soil surface. Digging well rotted manure into the ground would definitely help the condition of the soil.