Planting Salad Potatoes

I've been planting Charlotte salad potatoes in the glorious warm sunshine. The past few days have been quite warm, easy to forget it's only March. Potatoes use up a lot of space in the veg garden but I always find room for salad types. I have some Charlotte seed potatoes left over so I will probably plant another row … Continue reading Planting Salad Potatoes

Chitting Seed Potatoes

To me, setting seed potatoes out to chit heralds the start of the growing year. This year I've decided to grow more potatoes than I usually do (most will be going to my allotment) so there's lots of chitting to be getting on with. I'm sticking with two favourites of mine which are Charlotte, a versatile salad type grown as a second early and Desiree, a … Continue reading Chitting Seed Potatoes

Still Finding Charlotte Potatoes

Somehow I managed to miss a few Charlotte potato plants, normally I've pulled them all by now. I started digging over the 'empty' potato bed at the weekend and found dried potato haulms just visible on the surface of the soil and lots of healthy Charlotte potatoes buried beneath - the best yield per plant yet! … Continue reading Still Finding Charlotte Potatoes

Potato Planting Begins

Seed potatoes have been chitting in trays on my windowsill since January and now have lovely fat shoots on them, last weekend I took advantage of the lovely weather and planted the Charlotte salad potatoes. Charlotte are a yellow-skinned, oval-shaped new potato which are perfect for barbecues and adding to salads, they're a second early potato and can be planted … Continue reading Potato Planting Begins

How to Chit Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are usually available to buy from garden centres and seed merchants from early January with different varieties to chose from. These seed potatoes are from disease resistant stock and free from pests, giving you and your soil the best possible start in growing your own potatoes. Chitting seed potatoes encourages shoots to form, … Continue reading How to Chit Seed Potatoes