Bite back at spring with spuds

The unusually cold soil means a delay in the planting of potatoes, but the quality is still there, writes Dermot Carey.

13th April, 2013
Potato planting has been delayed for up to a month because of the unusually cold soil.

We may have had a mild winter, but spring has come back to bite us. Here in Harry's Restaurant walled garden in Inishowen, we have delayed all outdoor sowings for at least two weeks and potato planting by up to a month. We will plant our early, second early and main crop potatoes in April instead of the usual mid to late March due to the unusually cold soil.

David Langford and myself will be...

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