The Land Rover Owners Ex Wife

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Potato, King Edward (main crop)

This is a record the development of this set of seed potatoes, from chitting to planting out and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

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.

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Potato, Duke of York (first early)

This is a record the development of this set of seed potatoes, from chitting to planting out and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

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:

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Potato, Albert Bartlett Rooster

This is a record the development of this set of seed potatoes, from chitting to planting out and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

Variety: Rooster
Set to chit indoors: 29th January 2014
First sprouting: 3rd February 2014
Time taken: 5 days

I bought a 2kg sack of Albert Bartlett Rooster seed potatoes from a shop in town, gave half to a grower friend for her birthday and set the remainder to chit, using the bottom half of a large egg box, on the dining room window.

Sitting snugly in an egg box on the dining room windowsill

Sitting snugly in an egg box on the dining room windowsill

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