Pot potatoes – our ‘feature’ for 2016

From London Road Station Partnership:

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250x375_fit_black-potato-bagsMarch 1st: it should have been a presage of spring but after a wonderful bright day yesterday, we woke up to ‘mist and murk’, wind and rain again. I cancelled the usual Tuesday workday as it was very wet outdoors. Instead, four of us met for tea inside in the warm at Diane’s and brainstormed ideas for planting for 2016.

2016 is going to be our pot potatoes year: we’re going to try growing potatoes in pots and bags. As none of us has done this before, we’re looking for guidance and here is wonderful Monty Don, showing how to plant potatoes in dustbins using mostly garden compost. Fantastic!

One of the things which puts me off  growing veg in containers is the need to buy potting compost and replace it each year. But ‘garden’ compost: we have plenty thanks to our community composting scheme. I think we even have a…

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