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Soft seed potatoes

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 10:58
David K wrote (see)
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Quite simple-plant the potatoes-don't fill the pot to the top just yet-and as they grow keep adding more soil until they reach the top- keep feeding and watering -hopefully a pot full of potatoes at the end

 

That's the traditional way, Geoff. Don't know if you know, there is more recent way of thinking that suggests just planting the tubers at the bottom of the pot & filling to the top with compost.

As a experiment I've tried both methods this year...this is some 'Rocket' grown by the latter method and harvested earlier this week:

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/first_rocket_potatoes_500.jpg

 

It could be said that it's easier to get water to the roots with the former method,but as David says both ways work fine for me.

Of course with the topping up method you do get to see something growing sooner,where with the full method you can be left wondering if anything is actually growing.

Potatoes (again-sorry!)

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:12

Kestrel can be left for 20 weeks if desired,at which time they will have produced some quite large Potatoes which are ideal for baking.

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