Well, planting Christmas potatoes is certainly a first for me but I am pleased to be giving them ago for the first time this year. I am no going to lie, the jury is still out for me on whether or not these are a con… A simple marketing trick from the seed suppliers to lure us into buying more potatoes in August… I am yet to be convinced.
A quick internet search lead me to understand that the traditional time to grow these is August, so this is what I have done… Some are in the ground and some are in a big pot, neither of which will be going anywhere near a Polytunnel though.
Not long after I published this video I received a good few messages letting me know that their attempts had ended with the dreaded Potato Blight!
Roll on Christmas eve when I will be harvesting these and hopefully my family won’t be going hungry on Christmas day!