Planting Potatoes

It’s been a few weeks now since I planted out three seedling potatoes.  I went for a potato sack, but the results haven’t been as good as I expected, with only two coming up.  Again, probably the weather.

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Most of the seed potatoes shrivelled up before shoots started to grow; while the eating potatoes in the house all started sprouting.  So I’ve made use of them by planting four (two in each) in these large pots.

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I’m using the free compost I collected on Friday from the Recycling Centre.  When I’ve finished with it, it can go onto the second raised bed to build up the levels, and the nutrients.

I haven’t added water-retaining crystals to these pots as I didn’t want the potatoes sitting on them and rotting.

 

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