Recommended by Graeme Humphries (Deputy Director – Administration and Marketing)

With so much to worry about at the present time I am finding it comforting to do things that look to the future when hopefully the current crisis will have passed. I’ve been growing vegetables at home for a couple of years but this year I have decided to try growing potatoes. Because we don’t have a lot of space I am growing them in a variety of pots and containers including some in a hessian sack. Starting with about 6 inches of compost in the bottom of a container you plant your seed potatoes. Once the stems have grown to about 5 inches above the soil level add another 2 inches of compost. Keep going until your container is full and then wait until the plants have flowered and are slightly wilting before picking. There are lots of really helpful videos on YouTube if you want to have a go.