I love this daft song by Matt Lucas about good advice from a baked potato.
“…if you want to know what’s wrong from right, you must hear what the potato say”
Do be good, don’t be bad
…thank you baked potato
Do be happy, don’t be sad
…thank you baked potato.
And if you want to make a better day, you must listen to what the baked potato say”
It’s one of many stupid songs from Shooting Stars that I know by heart, and you should probably take a couple of minutes to watch the Baked Potato Song right now.
Obviously, that song was in my head the other day when I was planting out potatoes. I got all of this lot for £16 from Suttons in a ‘starter pack.’ There’s Red Duke of York, Charlotte, Maris Piper, Maris Peer and King Edward.
I’m planting them into bags for now, as I’m not really sure where there’s space in the garden for big rows of spuds. I might move them around later…
They’ve been chitting on the windowsills for a while, and now it’s late April and getting warmer it’s time to plant them out. Chitting has got them started with a few green shoots, so hopefully they will produce leafy growth quite soon.
I’m trying to squeeze a lot of spuds in, so I’ve done a couple with the recommended single spud per bag, and a couple with one or two more.
All in all there are twenty bags of spuds, sitting in a bit of space behind the greenhouse, which is a fairly inconspicuous but sunny spot.
I’ve not grown spuds before, so I’m curious to see how they will do and if they’re really more tasty than shop-bought.
If you’ve got any potato tips, please pass them on. And I hope you liked the potato song. 🙂