I am about to build raised bed number 3. It's not going to be a large one unfortunately but was wondering if it is worth trying to grow potatoes in it? If so what varieties would you folks recommend.
Thanks in advance
What depth of soil will you have? How big?
What sort of depth is required. I can probably get away with upto 3' deep. Its not gona be a massive size. Possibly 2x1.5m
A foot deep would be adequate. I would grow earlies or charlottes.
Monty Don, in a recent Gardeners'World programme, recommended growing potatoes in a raised bed, if possible. He trialled them alongside those grown in the earth as usual and found the raised bed ones easier to grow and just as tasty and successful. Says it all!
Hi, potatoe folk, I planted a variety of new potatoes in a deep raised flower bed about 12 weeks ago from 2 that had gone to seed in my veg bowl in the kitchen, I just stuck them in the ground and they took off, how will I know when they are ready for picking?
Many thanks everyone,
will get building this weekend and get the compost in.
i have a great harvest of spuds in raised beds and more to come