We buried our baby spuds in record time on Saturday as we spent the afternoon getting mildly political. We're growing an early variety this year, so hopefully before too long we'll be eating delicious hot buttered new potatoes. I love digging them up - I always feel like I've struck gold.
The variety we're growing is Anoe (a variety a bit like a Ratte hopefully - ie french and fancy), and having sat them in a light room (away from direct sunlight) for a few weeks chitting, they have nice solid little greeny purple sprouts.
|Spuds - chitted|
We buried them with lots of well-rotted manure a few inches down at the bottom of a small trench and as the leaves emerge we'll heap soil over them until we've got the more traditional potato mounds. This means that if there are any late frosts we can hopefully cover any leaves with soil to protect them.
|The spuds are in the trenches - not the mounds|