The missus came back with three net bags of Orla seed potatoes yesterday. They cost fifteen Euros. I have also got some British Queens what a friend gave me when he harvested his first ever crop last year.
Last year we grew Home Guard which we bought from our local German garden centre and beer providers. They were very good in fairness.
We have grown Orla before because they originate in Scotland and are therefore much more blight resistant and for their delicious taste. My friend sprayed his potatoes for potato blight. Something I never do. If we have a wet and humid June. I usually cut the potato haulm/stalks off with garden shears or use the petrol strimmer if we see any signs of blight on the leaves.
Orla are a first and second early and they can also use for a maincrop. We only grow early potatoes. I am going to grow some new potatoes in the polytunnel too. Me thinks I will grow the British Queens in big pots in the polytunnel.
It's far too wet to do any digging at the moment. So I am going to start collecting seaweed from a local beach. I will also cover the seed potatoes with homemade compost when we plant them around Saint Patrick's Day.
What seed potato varieties are you growing this year?