April 6, 2013 by Hannah
The sun has been blazing down for the last couple of days, so although it is still cool enough in the evenings, it was collectively deemed that the potatoes could finally be planted out. By ‘collectively deemed’, I of course mean that I put all the seed potatoes in a barrow with a shovel and a line and waylaid some unwitting help.
Our potato patch is located down the fields in a dryish part of bog which we had rotavated by a friendly neighbour. Monty Don says to plant each seed potato about 1 foot apart, and to have each drill about 3 feet apart. We did try to stick to these guidelines but there may be a few tell tale wobbles in the drills when the spuds start to sprout.
The good natured help and I stuck it out in the sunshine until all the seed potatoes were planted, and then tucked into a hearty late lunch. Fingers crossed come July we should have our own home grown potatoes!