I’m sat here with a nice piece of cheesecake and a cup of coffee thinking, I can’t believe it’s that time of year when we put in our order for spuds and onions! This is what we’ve decided to order for next year… 🙂
First Earlies we’ve picked are Arran Pilot. For Second Earlies, my ultimate favourite potato, Marfona, which make delicious mash 🙂 and for the Main Crop, Maris Piper.
We had such a successful year this year with our spuds. We simply had loads of manure mixed in and I think that really helped. Last year we used potato fertiliser with bad results (we don’t think the terrible weather helped either!) and this year we didn’t use any! It’s all about trying things out. I hope we get a great crop next year too! 😀
Next, onions… We’ve gone for the Turbo Onion which is white & because I love red onions so much I’ve picked our trusty Red Baron. We’ve decided not to order shallots for next year, just because of lack of room 🙂
And new for 2014, we’re trying garlic! Never tried to grow this before so fingers crossed it will go well. I’m going to do a bit of research to see the kind of soil they like! The varieties we’re trying are Vigor (White) and Carousel (Pink)
I’m looking forward to drawing out my plot plan soon. I’ll show you what I’ve come up with when I’ve finished it 🙂
Lottie Land Girl Kaz