Tag Archives: Potatoes

Saturday Spotlight on Sunday – Kipfler Potatoes

I planted a few Kipfler potatoes this week.  I think they are my favourite potato variety to grow (although Dutch Cream comes a very close second).  The reasons I love Kipfler are three fold. They are quick – they mature … Continue reading

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Potatoes all year round???

I’ve spent the last year trying to achieve self sufficiency in potatoes.  I like the idea of self sufficiency in anything for two reasons: to borrow a phrase from Diary of a Tomato: it always feels good to “disengage from the military industrial complex” by not … Continue reading

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Caldo Verde

The last few weeks have been unseasonably warm here weatherwise.  Not hot just lovely, lovely weather.  All that is due to come to an end next week with a return to more seasonal averages.  With that it seems that my … Continue reading

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Potato Experiments – Peter Cundall’s method revisited

Last September I posted on my establishing a new bed in which the first crop was to be potatoes.  I decided to employ the method of potato growing detailed by Peter Cundall in that months Organic Gardener magazine.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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A Summer of Salads – January

When I read about Vegplotting’s 52 week salad challenge, the aim of which is to harvest or forage some salad leaves to eat every week of the year, I have to say I smugly thought no problem.  Then I looked … Continue reading

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