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Potatoes

Thompson & Morgan's Allotment Favourites pack of seed potatoes this year has exactly 10 tubers each, and instructions:
Lady Christl (First early)
Orla (First early)
Kestrel (Second early)
Sante (Early maincrop)
Lady Balfour (Early maincrop)
Cara (Late maincrop)

All out to chit.

Much better instructions for planting and harvesting as follows:

First early Lady Christl and Orla: Plant March, 12" apart, rows 2' apart, harvest 10 weeks from planting
Second early Kestrel: Plant March, 15" apart, rows 2' 6" apart, harvest 13 weeks from planting
Early maincrop Sante and Lady Balfour: Plant March, 18" apart, rows 2' 6" apart, harvest 15 weeks from planting
Late maincrop Cara: Plant March, 18" apart, rows 2'6" apart, harvest 20 weeks from planting.


Not sure I shall observe the spacing terribly rigourously.


For comparison, last year I got the Beginners collection, and they sent some extras. Lost all the plants of one variety to slugs - I think it was the Lady Christl - but they left the others mostly alone:
Rocket (First Early)
Pentland Javelin (First Early)
Lady Christl (First Early/Second Early)
Kestrel (Second Early)
Cara (Maincrop)
Desiree (Early Maincrop)


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