I don't know about you guys but I hate growing potatoes purely because it is a killer
I used to hoe out a trench and drop them in then back fill and then bank up but after I felt like I had done ten rounds with Mike Tyson, so then I simply dibbed out a hole and dropped them in but then this can cause a harder circumference around the spud preventing it from growing out freely. Either way I then had to dig the bloody things back out which on the allotment, I had a minimum of ten rows and it was an absolute killer.
I swore at the end of last year, that I would never plant another potato in the ground again for as long as I lived as it was only getting harder and harder with each year.
Well, I discovered polypots. Has anyone else ever used them?
I read up somewhere and now am going to try this method.
I will use 17litre pots and are only £16.66 for 50 from LBS . I will fill them with soil or what ever and plant one potato per bag
I guess it is similar to the potato sacks apart from you only fill it once and leave it rather than keep topping it up
This way, when I they are done, all I will have to do is lift up one of the bag, split it open, tip out my spuds. What can be easier
My first potatoes have finally arrived, see here for the results http://tootingflowershow.wordpress.com/
All the best,