I have tried this a few years agowhen I started gerdening on my allotment. That time I planted the potatoes in the ground and as the weather got colder I proteced them with straw and in the end put some garden fleece over the rows. It worked but it wasn’t ideal as the straw and also the fleece harboured creatures I didn’t want to have there.

This year I have decided to have another go but this time I planted my 20 tubers of Charlotte potatoes in pots. Same method as I did the very first earlies and I keep all the pots in the back garden – when the weather gets very cold I can move the pots inside my cold greenhouse. The thought of Christmas dinner with nice new potatoes……

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