Fill Potato bag with Supergrow compost. Place five tubers into compost in a bright frost free location. Step 2
As tubers start to grow and produce green shoots, add in more Supergrow compost.Step 3
Water and add in One Plant Food
. This bag will produce up to 28 pounds of great tasting home grown potatoes. So simple yet so rewarding!Horkys Tip: We recommend Orla and Sharp's Express early potatoes.
- Purchase only certified seed potatoes to ensure freedom from pests and disease.
- Select different varieties e.g. First earlies, Second earlies, Early maincrop and Maincrop varieties to ensure you have fresh potatoes from July to early December.
- "Chit" or sprout your potatoes in seed trays indoors in a bright frost free location. This will take about 2 to 3 weeks to ensure some nice strong green shoots.
- Add Organic Chicken manure and Supergrow compost to the planting area. Remember you can grow potatoes very successfully in pots or potato planters.
- Start planting out your new seed potatoes from mid March onward. Space early varieties 1 foot apart and 2 feet between the rows for maincrop varieties. Space them at 18 inches and 2.5 feet between the rows.
- As the shoots grow through the soil cover over with fresh soil to stop the young developing tubers from going green and to give some frost protection to the shoots. At this stage add some more Organic Chicken Manure to the rows.
- In may apply a dressing of Sulphate of Potash to the base of the drills or water on a high potash feed such tomato feed. This will help to give a drier and more floury taste to the developing potatoes.
- Once the first earlies come into flower in July, you can start harvesting the crop.