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6 tips for planting early potatoes

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Step 1.

 Pull a string line across the garden, run a handful of bonemeal along the line, this gives a straight line. 

Step 2.

Dig a trench to the depth and width of a spade, put the soil all to one side approximately 20 cm from the trench. This can be done in advance of the second stage which is to cut the grass

Step 3.

Place the fresh grass into the trench and cover with a layer of soil to about 5 cm or drag and drop a snippet from the panel on the right.

Step 4.

Place the chitted potatoes evenly along the trench, pushing each into the soil, cover so just the eyes are showing.

Step 5.

Lay fleece over the wire or canes and weigh down to prevent wind lift.

Step 6.

A few weeks later, lift the fleece to reveal young plants, use the soil to cover these plants by filling the trench, no need to raise the soil too high. When digging just work along the trench and it will be full of spuds!

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