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26/12/2012 at 18:15

yes use the dirt bed tower method

26/12/2012 at 18:46

The tower principle works the same as growing in big bags.

26/12/2012 at 20:38

Ate my Christmas spuds today, ever so tasty.

T&M have a growing guide for spud growing, which includes Christmas spuds. August is the right time to plant them apparently. If anyone is interested, they also have a special offer of free P&P, ends tonight at midnight and some spuds are £2.99 for 20 tubers, works out at 15p each, that's if the offer includes spuds.

 

26/12/2012 at 21:55

bags are to small from my experence and do not provide enough drainage.

each plant in my tower bed  ise spaced 2ft x2ft

the tower beds where stacked 2.5ft high when harvested

27/12/2012 at 05:49

'Colin'  - If you read back you'll see that the bags referred to are the one tonne ex-builder's bags, dimensions at least 1m x 1m x 1m. customised by the grower to provide adequate drainage.  This size is more than sufficient for a few potatoes in a good growing season.  This year we in the UK have not had a good growing season.

Zoomer - glad you enjoyed your potatoes 

28/12/2012 at 16:44

the reason may in uk had bad season was to much rain and temperature.

the solution to excessive rain is to tent you plants and make sure they don't get to much water.

28/12/2012 at 16:48

I think here in the UK -we do know how to grow potatoes-unless "Colin" -you think we don't

Just a bad year

28/12/2012 at 16:57

calling it a bad year is just an excuse for bad growing methods.

If you all in uk know how to grow potatoes so well how is it you can not grow christmas potatoes.

May you guys should learn better growing methods from someone  like Harry Dobson who knew how to grow off season potatoes.

 

28/12/2012 at 16:59

It may be a wet afternoon in the UK -but not going to raise to the bait "Colin"-chat to this bloke

http://www.gardenersworld.com/members/birdwatch2/

he is not far from you

Good day

29/12/2012 at 17:17

I doubt he lives any where near me my nick pays tribute the greatest spub grow there ever was.

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