Potatoes in Tubs
The picture above was taken this afternoon of the progress of seed potatoes variety Dunluce, there were originally 3 seed planted but only 2 have appeared!
They have been planted into and topped up with a mixture of 1 part each of riddled allotment soil, riddled garden compost and peat based MPC!
The seed was first set up on 29th December in Jiffy pots with about 2 cms of slightly damp pure peat, with the eye end in the peat. The idea is to get them to root well without starting to throw any stems or foilage this they did and were potted up in the tub without losing any of the compost or breaking any roots.
December 29th Set up.
January 20th Potted up in tub!
That's 6 weeks gone, so we will be eating new potatoes in 6 weeks time, not likely as in past years it is the second week in May, if the kids keep their fingers out of the compost that long!