Potatoes have a lot to cope with when growing on my sandy soil. I cannot water them as often as they need when the weather is dry, which reduces the amount that size of the potatoes and the yield. This means that I like to go for taste and texture so that the potato growing is worth the effort put in.
My vote for my favourite potato goes to Rooster a variety I had only bought in the shops before. As this has been a difficult year for potato growing (dry weather although too wet can be bad to) getting a tasty crop out is important.
My Rooster potatoes make great roast potatoes, just to my liking, perfect crispy outside but fluffy inside. Definitely one to grow in future years, even though the seed potatoes cost a bit more than the other ones I put in.
Nadine seed potatoes, have provided me with a nice crop of salad potatoes too.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.