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Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:04

 Home grown and home carved. Quite pleased with myself. And, the seeds were lovely roasted and the innards made a delicious soup. All for the price of a pack of seeds.

Excellent value for money

Tom/Tato Plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 18:57

Sorry for the bad link earlier.

What's your opinion on this one folks?

I think I will keep mine separate.


Potato Scab

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 19:00
steephill wrote (see)

Scab is worse when the soil is too dry, not too wet. That is what was said on Beechgrove too.

Crumbs! so in my case it was the opposite. Having a cover of plastic stopped the rain getting in (as I never watered them).

The reason I grew them under plastic was to suppress the weeds.

I can live with a few scabs if that's the case.

Potato Scab

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:33
Alan4711 wrote (see)
Andy i watched Beech grove on tv this morning he said scab was soil too wet ,we lost 50/60% of all our crop this year with the same scab but it was, believe it or not twice as bad as yours and we had to throw them


We did have some torrential downpours this summer.

Maybe  because the affected potatos were grown under plastic with just a slit for the leaves to pop out caused them to scab and, rot (large amount) because there was too much humidity under the sheet and not enough air could circulate?

All my others without plastic were perfect!

Potato Scab

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 18:45


Potato Scab

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 18:34


Just in the process of digging up my main crop potatos.

The first 6 rows were excellent in condition but, as I worked on,


the potatos came up with a scabby rough surface.

Just need to know if they are still edible?

I peeled one or two and underneath the skin the potato was perfect.

Also, will they store as well as un scabbed ones?




Planting garlic

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:00

Does that go for Autumn onions also, same distances just under the surface?

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:12

Contrasting ratios... Monty quoted in a newspaper supplement that he writes for, (can't remember which one) that, the ratio is best at 50:1 and always better on the weak side...

Squash Query

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 18:29


What if the first frosts arrive before they are fully ripened. Are they still edible or lantern material or are they like tomatoes which can be taken indoors if green to be ripened?

Where I am it's going to be 4 degrees tonight so, it's getting close to 0 and I don't want to lose them all.

what are these on my spud plant ?

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 19:35

From these seeds you can grow your own seed potatos for planting? How?

Discussions started by Andrew Kenneth

Sturon or Piroska

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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:44

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 22:05

Victorian Plum Trees

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Last Post: 11/04/2014 at 20:06

Hedge Trimmer Plug Needed

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 19:45

Kill Grass and Weeds

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 17:56

Very Late Spuds Indeed!

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 21:54

Runner Beans

Last years Roots 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 12:13

Garlic Planting

Roots Exposed 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 19:24

Halloween Pumpkin

First Attempt 
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Last Post: 28/10/2013 at 19:33

Tom/Tato Plants

What do you all think? 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:27

Potato Scab

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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 19:00


Not sure when to harvest.... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 19:37


Do They Keep? 
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Last Post: 24/08/2013 at 21:21


Amongst My Potatos 
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Last Post: 18/08/2013 at 19:21


Growing from stone 
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Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 19:18
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