Episode 307. Why do we earth up potatoes?

Join me in today's podcast where I share why we earth up potatoes. I also share the latest from the allotment and garden.

Diary

Over the last few days I have carried out the following tasks

  • Using the front garden more for a social aspect to gardening
  • Cutting back more ivy
  • Wind damage

and much more discussed on the podcast.

Why do we earth up potatoes?

This is the question I am asking today. It seems a strange thing to do doesn't it I mean we have a plant that has been growing out the ground and then we cover it back over with some material.

Why do we do this?

Well this is some debate over whether this makes any difference but I think the main reason we do this is to improve yield. It also has many more advantages all of which get discussed in today's podcast.

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