Posted: 24/02/2017 at 17:06
In my Belgian garden I would fish them out of winter storage in mid to late March, soak them in a bucket of water for a day and then plant in trays of compost in the garage till shoots appeared. Once the shoots were visible i'd give them light by day and when they were 3 or 4 inches high I'd pot up into their final pots but keep them sheltered at night till the last frosts in mid May.
Here I'm expecting the garden to get warm a lot sooner so I started off my new tubers as soon as they arrived last week. So far, one Bishop of Auckland has a couple of decent shoots but all the others are lying doggo and are clearly not ready to burst into life just yet.
You need to think about how long you'll need to keep yours sheltered between shooting and planting out. If space is restricted, leave it a few weeks yet.
Last edited: 24 February 2017 17:07:19