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Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:24

NewBoy   You'll have to show Dave the way 

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:00

They're the stems - point them upwards - the only stupid question is the one you don't ask 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:58

He's just had two slices of homemade wholemeal bread toasted and a big bowl of chicken and broccoli soup - now he needs a post-prandial nap 

Why should I rotate my indoor herbs?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:47

Also, the side of the plant that gets the most light will grow well, whereas the side that's in shade will not grow as well.  

In nature the position of the sun in relation to the plant changes throughout the day (well, as you know it's the earth that moves and the sun that stays still  but the effect on the plant is that the light moves around the plant) so in nature, if the plant is in an optimum position,  the east, south and west sides of the plant get direct light, and as the sun will be higher in the sky later in the year, the north side of the plant will get some light then.  

However, your plant is only getting light from one side, so you need to mimic the effect of the sunlight rotating around the plant by rotating the plant. 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:27

The roots are going David - the pond will have a flexible liner so any roots that regrow will not crack concrete or a pre-formed pond, and it's going to be a wildlife pond so the shape is not overly important.  Hopefully the pond will last a few years 

I've just given OH a Mars bar 

Can you pile on a potato plant that's 20inches high?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:05

Have a look here the principle's the same - when you mound up the soil the stem will grow more tubers (potatoes).  

I presume these potatoes are in a greenhouse - otherwise they're very early.


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:00

It's going right through the middle and there's more like that!  I've just made him another cuppa - got to keep him sweet 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:48

Suitably admonished!!!


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:45

OH is muttering about Sisyphean tasks!!!

I think I shall have to cook him a very nice supper indeed 


Can you pile on a potato plant that's 20inches high?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:41

Tell us more about how you're growing this potato.

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