I've had so many people give me so many suggestions on what to do and what not to do for growing a happy healthy, and bountiful potato crop without any what I'd call amazing success. That in order to get some happy healthy, and bountifully good potatoes I've decided to try a few things for myself and see how they work out.
The first of these was the placing of the seed potatoes on a layer of comfrey in the bottom of my potato trenches (you can read all about it here).
The second step is to hill them up with a stable manure and soil mix. I'm really keen on stable manure and one day I summon up a post to show you why.
Since then they have received 48mls of rain in a storm and are positively jumping out of the ground.
Close up here on the left shows a healthy potato plant that has only received the comfrey treatment.
So far I am happy with the choices I have made and their growth so far and now the only thing left for my potatoes is to keep up the straw mulch and a fortnightly application of fish emulsion and wait to see what size crop I get from them.
Cheers for now