Well, the potatoes, which will make the chips, are down in the containers, at least.
This year, I'm growing three varieties of potatoes. Here they are just after they were first laid out to chit.
1st Early - Arran Pilot.
2nd Early - Anya.
3rd Early - Pink Fir Apple.
I usually grow all my potatoes in containers as I used to find so much slug damage to them on my old plot, but now I'm on a new allotment site, I'm going to have a go at growing some of them in the ground again. I'll just sow a row of each variety to try it out.
The rest of the potatoes will still be grown in containers. I like this method of growing them as they come out so clean and damage free, but there are downsides in that they take quite a lot of compost, they require lots of watering and, if you've got lots of buckets on the go, they can take up quite some space.
The first three containers, one of each variety, were sown on the 16th of March. Three tubers were placed in each bucket, and here you can see where each tuber has sprouted some foliage. I shall fill the bucket bit by bit with compost as the foliage grows until the whole bucket is full. The containers are residing in the greenhouse at present until the nights warm up a little, and you can see petals in the buckets which are being dropped by my little peach tree which is also living in the greenhouse.
I've since planted up more containers and I'm hoping to get some tubers in the ground very soon.
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