Sunday, 27 February 2011

More potatoes.....

....I went to the allotment today to pick up some seed trays so that I could get some more seedlings started off in the utility room.  I went down to the trading hut to say hello when Nigel asked me what potatoes I picked up yesterday, so I told him 3kg of Cara and 1kg of Pentland Javelins.

He then informs me that I have 3kg of Disiree!!  Oh do I?? I can't remembered what I ordered way back then.

So they are now home and they have joined the chitting area in the corner of my room.

3kg Desiree

Desiree is the most popular red potato – it’s a main crop, dependable and a good all rounder. This red skinned, yellow-fleshed potato produces heavy crops, even in dry seasons. These have a waxy texture, excellent flavour and are great for baking and lovely mashed, it also stores well too.

Main Crop potatoes such as these can be planted in the south ( UK) during the first half of April; further north by late April - the actual time will depend on weather conditions. These potatoes should be planted in rows allowing about 30cm between tubers, and 75cm between rows.These potatoes can also be grown in a potato barrel or a patio potato planter. Remember, these give a heavier crop than the Earlies.

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