I will however stick to the basics just in case.
Ruby Lou is the name of the variety I'm growing. I grew these last year and found them a good all round potato so in they go again.
- Soil prep; I'm working on a previously dug bed so a straight forward turning over to the full depth of the digging fork tines is in order and then a trench about 100mm deep.
- Place the spuddies about 25cm apart with the rows 75cm apart.
- Back fill with compost and cover with the soil you dug out for the trench.
- I didn't water in this case due to the soil being very moist and rain forecast for the next day (which did arrive, 36mm)
- I also didn't mulch for the same reason as above. When things dry out a bit I have some, by now, very soggy wheat straw that I'll use to mulch the rows.
- You can hill up around your spuddies, usually twice. The first time is when the plants make about 30 or so cm's and the second time is just before flowering.
- I'll also be spreading some sulfate of potash around just as they start to break the soil and again at flowering time.
Note; At 0:29 on the video. Notice how I gently place the bucket down after use, very important this.
Cheers and happy spudding