Here we go. Second week of April. Chitted potatoes ready to be planted. Lots of seeds that can be sown directly into the soil. Bring it on.
Part of the problem was, of course, the weeds. We uncovered the planting area only to see a host fresh weed shoots.
They all had to be dug out carefully because even the smallest amount of root can grow a new plant (or two!).
So, by the time it came to digging trenches to plant the potatoes I was pretty much exhausted.
We’re also trying out planting potatoes in bags that Andrew is making. He is using the plastic fabric from some spare one ton builder’s bags. He cuts it to size and sews two seams up the side and attaches a base panel. Here is the prototype.
It will be interesting to compare the crop yield with those in the ground. He is also using the fabric to create other things such as this hanging bag.