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What size of container for potatoes

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:24

I grow 1st earliers and 2nd earliers in potato sacks, cheap from pound shop & wilko (I'm sure other outlets are available)  the sacks will accomodate 3 chitted spuds. The sacks only last 2 maybe 3 years but far cheaper than GC ones. I grow my spuds in multi purpose compost and add some organic potato feed and I don't let them dry out. I don't get a huge crop but all are disease free and no nasties. I normally throw the compost on the flower beds after I've harvested my spuds. This year for the first time I have reused the sacks & compost and added more potato feed then planted a late crop of carrots in them and I'm thrilled with carrots I'm pulling up. When they are finished the compost will go on the flower bed.   

I've also grow carrots earlier in the season in the same sort of sacks and no root fly

Edit. I should have said I emptied the spuds out of the sacks onto plastic when I harvested them and removed all the roots and then re-filled the sacks with the original compost.

Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea)

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:10

I agree with Dave. I've grown passionflower and have found it slightly tender even in full sun and solanum glasnevin is happy here in full sun. I don't think either are invasive, well not in Yorkshire

Winter Readings

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:01

After rooting through the above post I take it that Mike doesn't read books.

NGCARDS referring back to your thread about Winter reading I enjoyed & still enjoy  A Little Light Weeding by Richard Briers, verse, gardening stories and hints and tips, an amusing and easy read.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:51

Dove, thank you for the above.  I like this thread and didn't want it removing as a result of what I initially wanted to post in reply to MA.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:09

Good morning  Tropical in Dove land  8C here.

My bro has a Patterdale who gives what SIL calls Lulu kisses  actually she's trying to bite your blinking nose, deffo not a Pat Dog!

Have a good day all

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 07:53

I didn't agree with the decision, I wasn't a Scott fan but honestly can't see how much more Alison will be able to do.

Mutton dressed as lamb   one would hardly expect mature ladies to dance in twin set and pearls or mature men to wear a cardigan and slippers.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:37

Fairy I know little as he didn't live around here, he visited ours once and couldn't understand my accent


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:32

Stephen Fry knows

If this thread keeps running let's make it a funny one

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:29

I hope that this thread continues as we have had many new members since it fell off the radar and it's lovely to hear the stories that people want to tell

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 11:56

I've brought this thread back so that all who want to talk about gardening and the effect it has had on their lives can happily participate

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