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Monty Don takes you through the process of planting early potatoes with suggestions for soil conditioning and spacing.springMore advice on growing potatoesBlog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing potatoes in a binGrowing potatoes in bagsEarthing up potatoes
, such as a shed or conservatory. Choose the best quality bulbs to store - any that are damp and moist should be eaten straight away as they won't store well and will be prone to mould and mildew. Home-grown onionsGarden twine (doubled up)autumn1 hourKnot one
of underground stems that will bear potatoes. This mounding can be repeated once or twice more at 2 - 3 week intervals to ensure the best crop, with the added benefit of smothering any competing weeds.Potato plantsGarden forkRakelate-May - late-June 20 minutes
video.Garlic bulbsModular seed traysMulti-purpose compostTrowel for planting outNovember - January1 hourharvest July - SeptemberBreak garlic bulbs into individual cloves ready for planting. Take care not to damage the cloves as this can lead to rotting
and are inexpensive.3.9m scaffolding planks, 3.7cm thick, x 2SoilOrganic matterPliersHand sawJigsawTape measureRulerautumn - winterRemove the metal banding from the ends of the planks with pliers.Using a hand saw, cut each board in two to give one 2.3m and one 1.6m
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant heritage variety shallots in a container, offering advice on drainage and planting depths.springMore advice on growing alliumsHow to harvest garlicGrowing onions and garlicPlanting out leeksTips on growing garlic
Watch Monty Don, as he plants and trains a nectarine tree up against a fence, using wires and tensioners. With tips on mixing compost and protecting trees from frost damage.springMore advice on growing fruitGrowing citrus plants.Planting a fig tree.Growing a kiwi plant.Summer pr...
Monty Don shows how to get around the problem of limited space in the garden, by growing your own potatoes in a dustbin.springMore advice on growing potatoesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing early
Learn how to grow seed potatoes in a compost bag, in Monty Don's step-by-step video guide. springMore about growing potatoesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing early potatoesGrowing potatoes in a binEarthing up potatoes video proje...
Watch Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video guide to harvesting potatoes grown in a bag.summerMore advice on growing potatoesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing potatoesChitting potatoesGrowing early potatoesGrowing potatoes in a bagEarthing up potatoesAdvice on dealing with gl...