Growing top notch Marforna

How do you grow top qualty Marforna potatoes?

As the Man said, "
Well I would not start here"

Yes I should have had them planted earlier & should have got them treated with Rhino powder.

But what else? we can sell them, but quite hard to grow prone to been hollow & the slugs love'em.

I've planted at 10 inch spacing & intend to give them a foliar leaf feed at tuber initation to get as many tubers as possible, have gone easy on the fertiliser but will top up if required (ie lots of rain causing leaching) Little & often with the slug pellets & on standby to dessicate when required.
 

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No idea how to grow them, but I have to say my local grocer sells Kentish grown marfona and they are without doubt the best tats I have ever cooked with and eaten.
They do everything exceedingly well.
 
How do you grow top qualty Marforna potatoes?

As the Man said, "
Well I would not start here"

Yes I should have had them planted earlier & should have got them treated with Rhino powder.

But what else? we can sell them, but quite hard to grow prone to been hollow & the slugs love'em.

I've planted at 10 inch spacing & intend to give them a foliar leaf feed at tuber initation to get as many tubers as possible, have gone easy on the fertiliser but will top up if required (ie lots of rain causing leaching) Little & often with the slug pellets & on standby to dessicate when required.
Which foliar feed would give more numbers? I have to plant at no more than 8 inches to get numbers
 

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