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The wide range of seed potatoes


can be very intimidating to the beginner at this
time of year.

I have bought one kilo of Pink Fir Apple to plant in one of
my raised beds.

With plenty of nutrients, these delicious

tubers will spread and find a space filling my raised bed
with a good crop come September. Keeping me happy
up until Christmas.

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i did well last year with wija but a bit prone to the scab,i tried king eddies a couple of seasons but i never got em as big as the ones i buy though they are a bit on the dear side but worth it i always like rocket for a good crop of earlies or home guard but like you say so many breeds to choose from

18 Jan, 2014


Good luck with your potatoes Diane !
I'm going to grow them in tubs again this year.

18 Jan, 2014


They are a nice variety Diane - nice and waxy when young and floury as they get older, but on balance I think I prefer Anya, which were crossed with it. I do like to gorw earlies though, not having a very big veg plot. Tried Lady Cristal, lovely texture and flavour but attract slugs. Casablanca last year - very similar but fewer slugs. Might try Arran Pilot or Rocket this year - its so hard to choose isn't it?

18 Jan, 2014


Must remember to remind the sweep I want some bags of soot a.s.a.p. They see the slugs off pronto !
I also got 2 bags of a new product ' Horse Manure Compost' but have put them ready to work into the raised bed earmarked for Turbo Onion Sets.
They will attract the Thrips if I put them on the Potato raised bed.

20 Jan, 2014

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