So this year I want to be ready as they make up a good bulk of your allotment also are great for braking up the soil.
I only grew 3 varieties last year all main crops:· Sante
· Maris piper
· King Edwards
We didn’t really chit them and just put them in and hoped. To my surprise we had a really good crop of potatoes the Sante I was practically surprised with as they were very prolific and tasted great.
this was last years Sante Crop from 2 rows 2m long about 30KG!
· Winston First early
· Ulster Classic First early
· Dr McIntosh Second early
· Doon Pearl Second early
· Maxine Main Crop
· Majestic Main Crop
· Sante Main Crop
· Ryecroft Purple Main Crop
I got 10 tubers of each the plan is to grow 1 row of each and see what does well and what needs changing for 2013.
Putting my chef hat on some of these are old varieties need to be brought into the main stream to keep some of our heritage from vanishing all together. And by purchasing some I hope to play my part in it and I will be singing from the rooftops to all my friends and family and fellow Allotmenters about how great they are.So the date set in the Calendar is Wednesday 25th January that’s the delivery date! I have started collecting Egg trays from work in readiness!