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GardenersDream Picasso - Seed Potatoes (Main Crop)

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  • RRP £13.99
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  • Characteristics: This main crop Seed Potato variety is a popular variety for growing in allotments and gardens. 'Picasso' is very versatile with creamy skin, red eyes and waxy flesh. It also has good resistance to drought and diseases, whilst its culinary uses include baking or making tasty mashed potato with.
  • Harvesting Period: 'Picasso' will harvest in the months of July - August.
  • Planting Advice: Main crop potatoes should be planted in late March. If potatoes have been previously grown for two years in succession, avoid planting in the same plot. Instead, an area that is sheltered with full sun and moist, well-drained soil is recommended. However, if space is limited, they can also be grown in potato bags on a patio.
  • Care & Maintenance: Keep main crop potatoes away from frost pockets and ensure sunlight is present as much as possible. You should water them regularly, aiming to keep the soil moist and well-drained throughout their growth. Main crop varieties will also benefit from a nitrogenous fertiliser when you earth them up for the second time.

Picasso' Main Crop Seed Potatoes are a favourite to grow in both allotments and gardens. Their versatility is great for the kitchen, with their creamy skin, red eyes and waxy flesh adding a tasty element to meals. They can be used to bake, although they are known for creating very tasty mashed potato. You will find that these potatoes will harvest in the months of July - August. Late March is when they should be planted, in a sheltered plot in the garden where moist, well-drained soil is present. Although, If you have limited space, you can also grow them in potato bags on a patio.

When you grow Main Crop Seed Potatoes, you should avoid planting them in the same plot where potatoes have been grown for two years in succession. The area should be sheltered with full sunlight, moist, well-drained soil and well rotted manure all present. The potatoes should be planted in rows, spaced out by 45cm. The rows themselves should be spaced out by 75cm. Then, plant the seed potatoes in 10cm deep holes and refill them with soil. Once their shoots reach 20cm, mound up the soil around the shoots. Repeat this process after another 3 weeks of growth.

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