Earthing up the potato pots

In early February we planted 20 tubers of potato Sharpe’s Express in 15 litre pots half filled with a rich compost mix. They have been a bit varied in their development but some were now ready to be earthed up and the others should follow in a week or two. Earthing up with pot grown specimens is simply a matter of gathering the stems together and filling in the remaining space with more compost. This gives the plants plenty of depth in which to develop. They have been a bit on the slow side thanks to the recent cold weather but now that the temperature has improved the growth rate should increase. We are still hopeful of getting our first tubers by the end of April.

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