The potatoes are planted in March and April, as soon as the clay soil has sufficiently dried out. Ideally we have had some frosts during the winter months to improve the soil structure. In a single pass the land is prepared, planted, fertilised and a tuber protection product applied. Finally the potato ridge is formed. During the growing season the crop is regularly fertilised and protected against diseases such as potato blight. Because fresh water is readily available irrigation can take place when required. Aside from a stress-free growth it improves the tuber quality because of an undisturbed growth. In September and October the potatoes are harvested and stored.