Successful 2018 Potato Day at The Organic Centre
The 22nd Annual Potato Day at The Organic Centre was attended by more than 100 visitors on a sunny Sunday 11th March from 12-5pm.
Potatoes are still on the menu of many families and more and more gardeners enjoy growing some of their own, especially early varieties. Our annual potato day is a one-stop-shop for information on how to grow these great vegetables and many visitors learn how to use these pioneering vegetable to start their garden.
After a highly entertaining garden tour by Hans Wieland, who questioned some of the current believes in how and when to plant potatoes, local man PJ guided the visitors through a lazy bed making demonstration using a Leitrim loy for a coping session.
And because good soil is important to grow good potatoes Karen O’Hanlon from Soil Renew spoke about plant growth promoting bacteria.
Mike and Jo from The Edergole Kitchen in Dromahair had delicious food on offer and our shop was busy selling seed potatoes and giving advice on the best varieties and planting techniques.
All in all another great day to celebrate the humble spud.