Gardeners Off World this week has plenty of stockpiled goodies for interplanetary gardeners temporarily quarantined on planet Earth.
‘Second cropping’ potatoes are seed potatoes that have been stored at low temperatures to keep them dormant so that can be started into growth in summer rather than spring.
During WW2 the British government invented a cartoon character – Potato Pete – to encourage people to eat more homegrown potatoes and less bread, which was made from imported wheat.
Potatoes made it into all kinds of recipes during the war, replacing some of the fat in pastry and even turning into dessert.
LEDs offer the opportunity to design a spectrum and assess the responses of plants to some very unusual colour combinations.
This year is the first I have ever planted my potatoes on the traditional planting day of Good Friday!