Variety: King Edward
Planted: 12th April 2013
First Appearance: 4th May 2013
Time taken: 23 days
I chit my seed potatoes in an egg box on a windowsill before planting them out.
First leaves are through but these will be covered at night in case of frost.
2 weeks later and the foliage is really starting to grow – not quite ready for ‘earthing up’ though.
At 1 month since the first leaves emerged, the potatoes now need earthing up
At just 6.5 weeks since the first foliage was spotted above ground, the flower buds are forming on the potatoes
A mere 2 months since the potatoes first showed themselves above ground and the first of the flowers are open, adding another touch of pink/purple to my patch. I really must earth them up tomorrow.
Yipee! We have potatoes.