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First Potatoes of the Year

I just harvested my first ultra early potatoes from the poltyunnel. I planted two 30′ rows on January 17th, one row each of Colleen and Orla. These in the picture are Orla. I hadn’t tried this variety before and I can confirm that the flavour is very good, they really melt in you mouth.

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Polytunnel Potatoes Update

My potatoes in the polytunnel have put on a tremendous amount of growth in the last month, as you can see from the picture below taken on March 23rd. Some of them are even beginning to flower.

I hope to be lifting my first baby potatoes in about two weeks time.

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Super Early Potatoes

I planted two 30′ rows of early potatoes in my polytunnel on January 17th. The late frosts checked their growth but they are all well up now and looking healthy. The varieties I planted were Orla on the left and Colleen on the right. I am expecting them to be ready to harvest around the middle of May. These are just for my own and family consumption. I haven’t grown potatoes in a polytunnel or grown either of these varieties before but they appear to be doing well.

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