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14/02/2013 at 18:54

Always grow them in bags. Follow the T&M instructions and they seem to work. Even managed new potatoes for Christmas but I think the weather last year didn't help. This year will buy specialist fertilser - if I remembered

Pots are now chitting and will have 6 bags/pots this year. 

Cottage pie calling no horse (or rabbit) as meat from our local butcher 

14/02/2013 at 18:56

Never grown potatoes in bag's before, always in open ground but has they take up so much room, I is gunna have a go at growing all mine in bags this year! have even designated a thirty foot long path just for that purpose!  

14/02/2013 at 18:56
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

- feeling a bit dull, grey and wet myself


A sign of aging-oh dear,how sad,never mind

Waiting for pancakes now

14/02/2013 at 18:58

Thanks Geoff, just the encouragement I need

14/02/2013 at 19:09

Lizzie! Always gets me with seed Potatoes! Our local "Potato Day" Doesn't happen till back end of Feb beginning of March, n ya can't plant till all fear of frost as gone!

So no rush then!

 

14/02/2013 at 19:09
Awwww liz ignore Geoff , spring is coming

So last time I used those potato growing bag, do I do again or use veg compost and what kind of potato ? So many types
14/02/2013 at 19:11
Sorry loads questions but I blame you all for getting bunny excitable
14/02/2013 at 19:11

I re-use the potato bags and a mix of MP compost and own works. I also use giant cheap pots,and keep them, like Dean said, on the path. Ssend you photo later

14/02/2013 at 19:13
ahh frost as dean says...that'll be July here then hehe
14/02/2013 at 19:18

I did mine last year in one of those old, rectangle plastic recycling tubs, and morrisons plant buckets (That they gave me free from the petrol station when I asked). Worked a treat! Never got many spuds in the buckets, but enough for a meal out of each for me and Jess.

14/02/2013 at 19:22

Bunny, I agree - there are so many varieties of potato and, for me, very few that I really like.  If you have room for them, the best thing is to look for a mix where you get a few of several varieties.  After a few seasons, you'll soon find the ones that suit you best.  

14/02/2013 at 19:31

Hi Bob! Couldn't agree more Buddy!  I swear by "Charlotte" for salad! n still have a good half sack of "Golden Wonder" hung in the allotment shed which are still good, n as Beck's say's, if they provide a meal! "It's a good job done"

14/02/2013 at 19:37

Evening all - hope you're all playing nicely.  I haven't sown anything yet but have lots and lots of lovely clean pots stacked up now .  Are you all having a romantic Valentine's day?  I had 3 cards one from Amber (sponor dog at Dogs Trust), one from Archie (dog recently on his holidays with us) and a home-made one from OH

How's your OH today Dean?

14/02/2013 at 19:44

I seem to have stumbled into an episode of Gardeners Question Time

It is Mid-February -it aint Spring yet-one swallow etc

14/02/2013 at 19:45

She's sound Caz!  Thanks for asking! She's laid on the settee pigging out on "Jelly Babie's" So all must be well!

n again! Thanks all else for the good wishes!

14/02/2013 at 19:48

That's good news Dean!

Geoff - was Mrs Geoff thrilled with her half bar of chocolate Valentine present?

14/02/2013 at 19:50

Is it Valentines day?-I never noticed-no-one told me

Did you get a new iron Dean?

14/02/2013 at 19:53

Sorry no photos today. Will look tomorrow. I usually do Charlotte, you can buy complete kits with them, I also grow Anya, they are pricey to buy, and delicious home grown, then I grow something else,,, this year it is Desiree cos they were cheap. 5 seed pots to a tub bag of normal size. Dean did you know you can get extra large potato sacks?, take twice as many seed pots. You can mix chicken poo pellets in the compost as well. As I said this year I aim to buy organic potato food.

Geoff as you well know now is the time to get chitting

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