Thursday, 9 October 2008

Potato bed

3 different varieties of potatoes were planted in this bed.
Lustre, Up-to-Date, Dutch Cream.

They are enjoying layers of various manures, compost, good soil. Then a thick cover of hydrangea mulch.

I am already looking forward to our next potato harvest!

3 comments:

mooimadeit said...

I just put some potatoes in a couple of weeks ago too. http://mooimadeit.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/peter-cundalls-no-dig-potato-growing/

I haven't heard of Lustre and Up To Date! What are they like?

Did you put your seed potatoes on top of the lawn, no dig style as well?

Gavin said...

Hi VG,

I will have to scrounge some wood for a potato tower. I just don't have the space left for such a big bed!

Gav

Veggie Gnome said...

Moo, we haven't grown either variety before so can't comment on them yet.
Yes, no-dig style. I love no dig! But I did prepare the bed beforehand. Newspapers, manure, compost, etc. piled up thickly. I let that rest a few weeks and then put the potatoes in and piled the good stuff on top of them.

Mind you, we do have 3 more potato beds where we grow them in the more 'traditional' way.

Gav, towers are good, too! All the best with your potatoes! :)