Potatoes - Early Potatoes in Frames

(Paraphrased from Mrs. Beeton's book, c1890 - ND)

The frame is placed on a level piece of ground. The soil within is dug out to a depth of 2 feet, and banked around the outside of the frame. The pit formed is filled with prepared dung; 3 inches of soil is placed on the top, followed by the potatoes; then another six inches of soil.

The potatoes, when planted, should have shoots about half an inch long; not longer, or the growth will be less vigorous. It is advisable to pick off the surplus shoots; three on each tuber is sufficient.

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