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08/08/2013 at 13:01

Hi

I've just lifted the first of my main crop potatoes from potato bags to see how they were doing (king Edwards). I was disappointed to find that although there were tubers they were no bigger than a golf ball!

 

Any guidance on increasing there size? I water them well as I know this variety doesn't like drought. 

08/08/2013 at 14:23
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 these are from one tuber . grown in a raised bed . 2nd early desiree i think . best for a long time . taste . dooooooooooooooooonuts erm erm 

08/08/2013 at 21:49

Have the haulms died off yet? With the cold spring I would guess that they are 3 weeks behind schedule. Leave them for another 4 weeks.

09/08/2013 at 19:28

Cheers steephill

I was starting to think the same thing. I've seen a potato fertiliser which I'm going to give a go as the compost in the sacks must be inert by now

10/08/2013 at 06:45

could also depend how many tubers were planted per grow bag to many tubers planted can effect size of crops

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