Early potato harvest

For many years now we have grown our first potato crop in 15 litre pots in the greenhouses. The warm, more or less south facing, wall provides reasonable protection from the cold, and fleece keeps frost at bay on especially cold nights. We often try to secure our first harvest by the end of April,… Continue reading Early potato harvest

Frosted potatoes

I am feeling a bit foolish this week. I knew that the first potatoes we planted outdoors a few weeks ago had broken through the soil and I also knew that we were expecting some frost. What I failed to do was connect these two facts in my mind, so left the potatoes unprotected.

Pots of pots

This weekend we took advantage of a brief break in the storms to attend to the most important task of our winter work – planting the early potatoes in large pots in the glasshouses. The normal time to sow the first earlies is towards the end of March or early April. We have some advantages,… Continue reading Pots of pots