Ali Newbie Gardener

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1st early Potateo's

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 20:54

 I apologise for the hugeness of this photo. Just dug this up. The seed potato itself is very firm. Leave in or replant? I cannot find anything online about what to do when you have planted too early but I don't want to miss the window to buy new seed potatoes either!

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 18:26

Oh dear will have to bite the bullet and tell him! A least I'll get some help then though. I have since learnt and put my foot down over the runner beans. I'm going to replant them. The one I dug up had some growth but nowhere near enough. 

You live and learn 

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:36

Thanks for the advice. Have had a dig and managed to find one. It's definitely not rotted and has very thin tendril roots coming from the original sprouts. I need to have another go later and see if I can find any more.

my Dad convinced me to put them in. Now I have to work out how to replant without him knowing...don't want to hurt his feelings!! What a palaver  looks like ill be buying more seed potatoes this week.



1st early Potateo's

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:21

Help! I planted mine very early (mid Feb)...daft I know but succumbed to peer pressure and it was before I realised what a weird Spring we were to have. Nothing has appeared and I'm wondering whether to have a little dig to see what's happening down there. If nothing, then I could still replant. 

Is there a chance they are just sitting dormant or will they have rotted away with all the snow and frosts? I too suffer from veggie impatience I'm afraid!




Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:36
Hi GeeWiz and Co. I have started quite a large veggie plot this year for the first time ever and I am growing potatoes, onions, broad beans, carrots, leeks, spinach, cabbages and runner beans. I've had some help from my Dad and I usually have a couple of hours a day to tend to it. The preparation took a long time but I enjoyed it. So far I have spinach seedlings and sprouting onions to show for it but I am seriously worried about my potatoes as planted them far too early! I am definitely prepared for some disappointment. I am growing my cabbage seedlings in the house so hopefully they'll survive. A lovely old man next door and the Internet are my usual sources of wisdom! Would love to hear how you get on

New Vegetable Plot

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:17
Music to my ears. Thanks!

New Vegetable Plot

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:09
Hi Everyone. I'm new here and new to gardening! I have a good sized veggie plot and have already planted 2nd early seed potatoes (before the snow) and put my onion sets in last week. I have runner and broad beans, carrots, spinach, cabbage and leeks planned to be sown straight in as seeds. We've had loads of snow here in North Staffs but now it's warm and sunny all day and maybe dipping a little below 0 at night. My soil is great quality and since its been so dry lately, dry and crumbly on top. I am itching to get out this beautiful weekend and get the rest of my seeds in. My question is - should I?! All advice greatly appreciated
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