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cheap baby potatoes
Member Name: barbie84
Advantages: great fresh veg that is chemical free
Disadvantages: dont store very well
Potatoes are a realy easy vegetable to grow but unless you have a huge area you are never going to be able to avoid buying them in a supermarket completley.
They need to be planted in early spring, my first attempt was last year and i used red potanic potato seeds brought from a garden center, potatoes will grow in almost any soil but not clay.
Plant your potato seeds in the ground about 1 inch deep and about 1 foot apart from each other, you will neeed to water them thoroughly once a week, you will get a plant growing on the top of the soil which will flower, when this begins to flower you have got new baby potatoes under the ground ready to eat but remember the longer you leave them the bigger they grow. You can leave them to grow right up untilll the flower dies off completley but dont leave them any longer as they will start to rot.
I planted 30 of them last year and had a nice steady flow through the summer of small salad potatoes and a few bags of large potatoes at the end of summer but these didnt keep very well they started to sprout after about 6 weeks and began to rot so i dont think you would be able to store them all winter although i supose you could boil them and then freeze them if you wanted.
This is a nice way to get chemical free potatoes and a brilliant way to avoid the price of baby potatoes.
Summary: a brilliant taste and a lovely red skined potato