With all the warm weather we had been getting it was necessary to keep our tatties well watered. Unfortunately the field is almost 100m from our outside tap so a few trips with the watering cans were required. Each day the tatties drank up approximately 150 litres of water. And believe us…150 litres of water is extremely heavy. Thankfully mother nature has helped out recently.
Having carried out the maths calculations and prepared the land we were ready to plant our chitted potatoes. We worked as a team to dig a 12.5cm deep trench.
Finally the time had come to plant. We carefully placed the potatoes into the soil, leaving the necessary 30cm between each tuber. Our tatties need space to grow you know!
Having added some compost and bedded them in we gave our plot a final rake. It was hard work however we were pleased with our efforts.
Having ploughed the field, removed weeds, de-stoned the soil and given it a once over with a rotavator we were ready to carry out some important measurements. If our tatties had to be planted approximately 30cm apart with 75cm between rows how many could we fit in our plot? Thankfully our learning in maths came in useful and by working out the area we managed to come up with a plan!!