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Potatoes planted!

26/03/2014

Started planting the new and maincrop potatoes last week, using organic seed potatoes from Yorkshire and some of our own saved seed. The earlies are Accent and Novella, followed by Milva, a couple of varieties new to Kensons Farm called Kestrel and Rudolph (yes, it’s red!) and the hearty maincrop Marfona.

We use a 1960’s grey Fergie potato planter, which is beautifully simple and just the job for the couple of acres we do. On Wednesday there was some glorious spring sunshine, with some free flowing fine tilth soil covering up those chitted tubers in neat ridges.IMGP3539Those lovely new potatoes should be ready in 12 weeks or so.

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