I planted my early potatoes at the weekend. It was a gorgeous day and I just couldn’t resist. They are Maris Bard. I dug two trenches 60cm apart and 10cm deep. Then I filled each trench with compost (half rotted as you see). Then planted the chitted potatoes around 30cm apart along the rows. Text book behaviour if you go by Sarah Raven’s book. I felt very smug once they were all in. I even had a few left over and promptly marched up to the ‘free seedlings’ bench to donate them and returned with a glow of self-satisfied smugness. Happy in the knowledge that my little troopers where in the ground. It didn’t last long. I soon bumped into someone else from the allotment who told me that Dennis (Allotment God) had declared it ‘too early’ for potatoes. Darn… as they say in polite neighbourhoods.