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Am i doing the right thing by holding on a bit before putting my pots in the ground, maris peers, due to the lovely weather!!!!!
They been chitting for what seems like ages! Won't affect them will it?
I was concerned about mine as well. So really just keep squeezing to make sure they are not squishy and do what i am doing now.
I do have them in my garage which is frosr free but cold, is that still OK?
There is still plenty of time. I don't usually plant potatoes before April. You don't want their green leafy tops, when they appear, to get frosted.
Always wanted to create a hotbed, but their quite expensive and a lot of work arent they fish?
Everyone here - IGNORE fish4
My neighbour says he always puts his in St Patricks Day - I have always waited until the start of April - might need to be later this year
Mine have been chitting since January, some were bought at a potato fair and although most have longish shoots (2inches)it's all healthy growth.
I usually plant about Easter time, last year the weather was glorious. I'll be waiting this time for warmer weather, better to wait than risk losing them to frost.
fish4card is a troll!
Ok thanks fish
With the greatest of respect, I must point out that potatoes do best in cooler temperatures
However, for those who may wish to try growing sweet potatoes in the UK, a hot bed is the way to go http://homefarmer.co.uk/hotbeds/
Don't plant your spuds until all danger of frost has passed or YOU may lose them
Oh yes, absolutely - cool temps as opposed to hot, but not COLD!!!
seema like i've started something here! Only needed a bit of guidance lol
Kerry Murray wrote (see)
So what month is best to plant potatoes. I am new to growing them
April-allowing for the fact that when the green tops are poking through the risk of frost has diminished