Finally a decent crop of potatoes! If you’ve been keeping up with my potato efforts of late you would have seen that I have been rather unsuccessful when it comes to harvesting my spuds – in short they were too few and too small and this didn’t fill me with confidence when it comes to […]
Planting potatoes for Christmas is something I’ve always wanted to try and do. I’ve been fortunate enough to plant International Kidney, but not entirely out of design.
This time last year I found a Gordon Ramsay video showing you how to make a classic fish finger butty and homemade chips. In the video he quotes, “The secret to the chip is in the potato – these are Desiree potatoes.” (or something along those lines – check out the video below to see […]
I can’t believe that it was seven months since I planted my main crop potatoes. I will say one thing, what with my first early potatoes, second early potatoes and now these – I won’t be buying a potato from a supermarket at any time soon. Growing up as a child, my mother would make a […]
No matter what variety of potato you’re growing, the chances are, at some point, you’re going to need to mound up your potatoes. What that means is that you cover the shoots that are poking through the ground with soil. People call this process different things – so you may hear people refer to this […]
If you’ve read my article about chitting main crop potatoes, you’ll probably see that they have well and truly sprouted. Just after storm Katie hit we were blessed with a fantastic bout of sunshine – no better time to get the main crop potatoes in. I had 28 potatoes to plant in total, which means […]
The man we have to thank for the Maris Piper potato is none other than John Clarke who hails from Northern Island. John Clarke was responsible for 33 potato varieties with 30 of those carrying the Ulster prefix (such as the Ulster Monarch potato) The Maris Piper is actually a ‘grandson’ of one his varieties […]