Variety: Duke of York (first early)
Set to chit indoors:17th February 2014
First sprouting: already sprouting on purchase
Time taken: N/A
I’ve never grown a first early variety before and I chose this particular one because it is reputed to have the old fashioned earthy taste which is generally missing from most shop bought potatoes:
15th March: Today I planted the nicely chitted tubers into my two half barrel containers, planting three tubers deeper than the other two in each barrel, mimicking the instructions for planting up a potato growing bag.
15th April: Exactly 1 month after planting them out, the first shoot has broken through the soil. However, due to the still very real possibility of frosts I will be covering the foliage at night.