Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Seed Potatoes

I received the seed potatoes earlier this week that I ordered from Tasmania a little while ago. Being in Western Australia it is often difficult to get tubers or bulbs from interstate for the vegie patch. I am yet to find somewhere that stocks more than one or two varieties of seed potato in WA so was very excited when I found Tasmanian Gourmet Potatoes with a huge variety list that can send to WA. I settled on 5 varieties after much deliberation.
  • Kipfler
  • Red Norland
  • Sapphire
  • Up-to-date
  • King Edward
After I ordered them I just happen to stumble across some Royal Blue and Delaware seed as well so I grabbed them too. So far Lyssie and I have planted the Kipfler, Red Norland and half of the Delaware as they had already started to grow. The others have been put in egg cartons on top of an old meatsafe to chit- have never worried about this before, but as it is so early in the season here I thought I would give it a shot.

This is the new garden bed for all our potatoes this year that Ian made us a month or so ago out of some more old sleepers.

1 comment:

granny said...

love those seed potatoes! Im planting pontiac's this time.