Spring in the Garden

Spring in the Garden

Friday, 23 March 2012

Potatoes Are Now Planted

On a more optimistic note the beans and garlic are growing well and last Saturday hubby helped me to plant the potatoes. They were well chitted and starting to look a little shrivelled. You don't want the shoots to be much longer or they could snap easily. If the potatoes are too shrivelled they will probably have lost some of the energy they need to grow and won't do so well. We are lucky we are having such a mild March, or we might have wished we'd waited a few more weeks to buy our potatoes.

The potatoes we started chitting mid February

As I wasn't feeling to great last Saturday hubby kindly dug the trenches for the potatoes and I planted two rows of ten seed potatoes, about a foot apart, as these can be grown as first earlies.

We sprinkled some organic potato fertilizer in the trenches before covering up the potatoes completely.

After gently treading down the earth to remove any air pockets, we finished the job by marking each end of each row.  Now we are waiting to enjoy lovely new potatoes in June, with a bit of luck.


  1. Looks like you'll be having quite a feast!

    Kay :)

  2. A reminder that I still have mine to plant though they're not as well chitted as yours. My list of to-do jobs just seems to grow longer and longer! Dave

  3. Time will tell, Kay. We had better not count our potatoes before they are harvested with this drought, although they are getting plenty of water at the present.

    I hope you've managed to plant your potatoes now, Dave. I'll try and catch up with your blog then maybe I'll find out if you have.


I look forward to reading your comments, it's always good to hear encouraging words or relevant hints and tips.