As spud planting time is nearly here a quick warning, the bulb planter method does work if you have the right soil. On my top plot with the lovely crumbly soil, lovely crop, the bottom claggy clay plot nothing, the seed spuds rotted off. I first put this down to the soil being robbed of its goodness by some fresh manure where the stables used woodchip instead of straw for bedding. I have since realised it was not the manure, it was the planting method. Using the stamp in bulb planter then twisting it out formed a sealed hole in the clay which fill up with water and rotted the seed spuds. So if you need to use this method have a test first, make the hole and fill with water, if it soaks away carry on, if it just puddles give it a miss.