March 20, 2016
The bed for the earliest potatoes has been covered with plastic since the beginning of March, and this morning the soil thermometer reported 6 ° in 5-10 cm depth. Compared with the weather forecast for the coming time, this means that the average temperature of the day can easily stay above the 8 ° that potatoes should preferably have when they are laid. Then they were laid. The soloists came in gutters which were watered at the bottom and added a sprinkle of chicken manure. And then the plastic on again. When the daytime temperature exceeds 10 °, make ventilation holes in the plastic as otherwise it can get too hot underneath when the sun is on.
If you have a little limited area and would like to make the most of the kitchen garden space, you can easily use either radishes or, for example, arugula between the rows of potatoes. A possible later hype may require a little sensitive green fingers, but it is possible - it is not 50 meters of potato rows in question.