Variety: King Edward (main crop)
Set to chit indoors:17th February 2014
First sprouting: already sprouting on purchase
Time taken: N/A
I was quite surprised bu just how small the King Edward seed potatoes were this year. I had seen them in town but thought the garden center may have larger specimens but I was wrong. I have always believed from reading numerous books and articles, that when it comes to seed potatoes, large is definitely the way to go and so it will be interesting to see how this years crop develops.
8th April: These are ready to be planted out but there is still a risk of frost and so if I do get chance to plant them out in the next day or so, I will be using my large, plastic flexi-buckets as cloches, and covering the planting mounds each night.
10th April: The tubers are now planted out with 6 in one of the normal vegetable beds, 2 in a raised bed and the remaining pair in a potato bag.
6th June: And the flowers are starting to form
15th June: The foliage has taken over the space allocated to the potatoes. The plants nearest to the front of the picture (with dark stems) are Roosters and the others towards the back (green stems) are King Edwards.
21st June: The flowers are starting to open.