Maykal wrote:Apparently it's good practice to grow them in a different place each year though, to help combat disease.
That's jusy basic common sense crop rotation, goes back to the Romans at least.. don't grow your onions where you grew you onions last year, your spuds where you grew spuds last year, or turnips/sprouts/cabbage/kale/broccoli where you grew your turnips/sprouts/cabbage/kale/broccoli last year-
I buy in seed potatoes (just ordered them today - Charlotte, Duke of York and Shetland Black), but we generally let volunteers grow where they occur unless they're in the way of other plans. In part this is because I'm trying different varieties to see what suits the allotment - slug resisitance being a very desrirable trait in our soil. Charlotte and Shetland Black are this years new trials, Duke of York did very well two years ago.