Things to do this week
* Sow early potatoes in single rows, 15cm deep, 25cm apart and 45cm between rows. Main-crop spuds are sown in mid to late April. Increase spacing to 35cm.
* It is vitally important to include potatoes in your crop rotation as they are susceptible to disease if grown in the same ground year on year.
* Earlies will be ready about 14 weeks after sowing. Maincrops take 18 weeks.
* For a GIY video tutorial on growing spuds check out www.giyireland.com/videos/ detail/potatoes.
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