Why I like to grow potatoes
Potatoes are easy to grow and take very little time and effort to look after once they’re in the ground. But there’s one disease that can scupper your plans and spoil your crop – potato blight. We asked guest blogger Richard Barrett for his expert advice on how to avoid this pesky problem. Here are his top tips for preventing potato blight.
I have held an allotment since 1987 and am now secretary for the association. I like to grow my vegetables as naturally as possible but have an open mind towards technology and it’s products. I usually enter the competition organised by the federation of local allotments and have achieved a certificate of merit for my plot, but have never won outright as work commitments inhibit my efforts to have the plot that tidy. I won a first prize for my cherry tomatoes in the Royal Oxfordshire Horticultural Society Show in 2009.