I prepared a pot, filling it carefully with ericaceous compost and will pot on once the hydrangea is larger.
Planting Swift Potatoes
Today I’ve taken my patio planter, filled it with 10cm of general purpose compost and planted 3 seed tubers with their eyes looking upwards. I’ve then covered them with 5cm of compost and watered until the compost is slightly damp.
When the shoots have grown 7 cm high, I’ll add another layer of compost and leave the tips of the shoots just showing and will continue to do this until the shoots are 3cm from the top of the potato planter bag.
I’m also equipped with a good supply of straw to protect them on evenings when frost is forecast.
This first early variety should be ready to harvest in 9-10 weeks time. I’ll plant the next batch of chits in a few weeks once they’ve reached 2.5cm long, repeating this process at intervals over the next couple of months, to ensure a continuous supply of delicious homegrown new potatoes.