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Growing Potatoes

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:11

Well mine are sitting on my kitchen windowsill, they're getting some light, but not enough to raise the temperature too much. There's a couple that aren't showing any shoots yet but it's early days.

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 12:18

My first attempt at growing potatoes this year! Got myself some seed potatoes from my local garden center just over a week ago (Duke of York and Golden Wonder), and they're currently chitting in my kitchen and have some several 1cm long shoots on each already.

I've read contrasting opinions on chitting, with some saying that it's unnecessary and they have more luck just planting them straight in the ground.

What are your views? Do you find that some varieties need chitting whilst others don't?


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 15:50

Thank you very much everybody. Looking forward to buying my first fig plant!

Thanks again


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:15

I want to start growing figs in my garden. I live in Sheerness. Has anyone got any pointers for me? Which varieties have people got? Any recommendations?

Many thanks in advance


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