She found, to her dismay, that this was owing to their having eaten all the seed potatoes
, that last lapse of the improvident.
When you have chosen your variety you need to leave the potatoes to begin chitting (this is when the seed potatoes
grow little sprouts).
OUR second-cropping seed potatoes
are tubers that have been put into storage to keep them dormant.
com) sells seed potatoes
from around pounds 2 per kilo, including the deep red-skinned Sarpo Mira, deep purple Arran Victory, traditional King Edward and more.
As usual, I got the seed potatoes
from Chandlers in Gosforth Park, where you can select as i many of each variety as you like from open displays.
can be divided into four categories (planted from March to May, once all danger of frost is over in a particular area).
These days most garden centres like Notcutts sell seed potatoes
in small bags allowing the gardener to experiment with varieties they haven't tried before and give you all sorts of options for the kitchen.
Although this year's outbreak is unconnected with the findings at Middlewood Farm, Bwlch, in 2003, in both cases the infection arrived in Britain on seed potatoes
A ALLOWING seed potatoes
to chit (produce small sprouts) improves the crop, particularly early varieties.
Keep a look out for second early seed potatoes
for chitting and planting in early to midApril Don't forget to fleece up any plants that may be susceptible to cold and frost and keep a check on heating and ventilation in the greenhouse.
The St George's Day event was dedicated to planting Winston seed potatoes
- said to be one of the best spuds for baking.