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22/02/2010 at 11:30
It is far too wet here to plant seed potatoes, unless you're thinking of popping a few into pots in a greenhouse! Sarpo Mira is great, very dense flesh and wonderfully resistant to blight, not my favourite for flavour but certainly has a lot of plus points!
22/02/2010 at 16:16
i am growing maris bard under Cloches and have a soil Thermometer the soil is 2.5 at the momement am i right that potatoes start growing at 7.2C 45f in old money. i have 3 bags in greenhouse warming up (no heat in greenhouse) just Checking if i was right jim
22/02/2010 at 22:54
@sheila - our climate is too cool for sweet potatoes.
26/02/2010 at 18:36
I have never tried to, but I am going to plant some this year! In Texas ~
26/02/2010 at 18:38
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05/03/2010 at 10:59
Do I really need to chit my seed pots when they arrive,they are not due for about another 3 weeks? Thanks.
05/03/2010 at 11:00
P.S. My pots will be grown in bags to save space.
11/07/2010 at 11:00
I wonder if you can find the time to answer this question please? This year I picked the very first of my new potatoes very early, just to get a taste. I then did something my father taught me many years ago. I replanted the potato, roots. I left them for another month, whilst continuing to use other potatoes as they became ready. When I re-lifted the replants I had a very respectable second crop of potatoes. I just wondered if anyone else does this? Thank you
26/02/2011 at 23:48
we are advised to plant seed potatoes the size of an egg. what advice do you give if they vary in size between marbles and cricket balls?
10/03/2011 at 20:56
cant wait to plant mine!!!!!
14/03/2011 at 10:05
AAAAH, what a lovely feeling to be surrounded by fellow spud lovers! I'm afraid teh garden centre near me does not do online shopping, but there are lots of good websites that do. I reckon that wireworms get noticeably better after 2 yrs of serious growing and cultivating at every opportunity, and pretty well OK after three is you are talking the classic problem you get when you have turned a bit of grassland into a veg plot! In the meantime I'd say concentrate on growing earlies as these are generally lifted before the pests really get a hold. Sweet potatoes, yes! On a half decent year they crop OK and are great fun. In a hot summer the autumn-lifted crop can be great.
20/03/2011 at 20:44
hi, I have arran pilot, sharpes express and catriona in bags since feb 10. i put seaweed at the bottom and compost mixed with blood, fish bone,they are 7 inches up already,wonder if they will all tops?
28/11/2011 at 18:40
I have got fourty tubers so far, twenty of swift and twenty of kestrel, so i am hoping i have made the right choice, but i want to get more depending on the space permitting, the variety rocket was successful last year so i am tryin these instead, have i made the right choice?
28/02/2012 at 19:33
when i buy my potatoes from the garden centre do i plant them right away or leave them in the green house for some reason?
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