Earth up Christ­mas pota­toes

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

If you planted cold-stored potato tu­bers in July or Au­gust, ready for a freshly-dug treat with your fes­tive din­ner, the fo­liage should be de­vel­op­ing now and it’s time to earth them up. Cover the leaves with fresh com­post as they emerge to give tu­bers more room to grow and to pro­tect them from sun­light, keep­ing them nice and white. Do this right up to 5cm (2in) from the top of the con­tainer. Wa­ter and feed your potato pots reg­u­larly with a gen­eral liq­uid fer­tiliser. Move the pots un­der cover or pro­tect with fleece overnight if frost is fore­cast.

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