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Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:55

6 x 4 foot only

I only have in total one sack full from planting about 150 tubers !!

I tried 6 varieties of spuds and I was dissappointed with the returns so I will just try new potatoes and sweet potatoes next season as it seems too much trouble to do a big store of spuds

Thank you for your advice as usual Dove

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:41

I suppose I can try the shed in the garden but wont that attract Ratty

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:35

Dove.....good to hear from you again

Where do you store yours to keep them cool please ?

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:33

Kestrels   2nds  Pulled 28/7 and sacked 5/8 with 1/4 inch long sprouting

Foremost  1sts  Pulled 2/7  sacked  3/7   4inch sprouting

Wilja  2nds   Pulled and sacked August   1/2 inch long sprouting



Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:10

I placed my pulled spuds in sacks back in August and in the last two weeks they have started to sprout

They are under the stairs in the sacks in the dark

? Any suggestions as to why and what to do if anything

New Raised Bed

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:58

The local fox seems to like the smell of the new compst and has tried to bury a garden glove and a hazel nut was placed right inthe centre of the raised bed

Strange things happen on allotments

Unfortunately we found a dead fox last week

Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:17


That seems very much like a plan......thanks

Im going to sow carrots and a couple of dwarf broad beans in the RB



Sowing Carrots all year long

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:53

If I sow some carrots long will they occupy the bed and can I just sow some more in the same soil or do I need to add anything

I want to have carrots to eat for as much of the year as possible

Which varieties / combinations of varieties can I buy to ensure a constant supply

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:31

Id love something in a stocking for Christmas.....oh matron !!!

New Raised Bed

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:28


Sorry for delay in replying.....skittles and digging and other frivalous stuff !!

Just have the one bed 6" by 6" and i have just realised I should have done it 4" by whatever for ease of weeding

I have sown 10 " Early Wonder " beetroot  for my elderly neighbours who love them...I hate beetroot as its 'orrible stuff.

Also sown 3 garlic cloves to over winter

I put in 2 " of pebbles from my garden then a 2" layer of mulch and then 10" of compost from our Lottie site at £4.00 a barrow which cost in total £52.00

I have allocated the normal beds for all other vegs to a total of 22 types so I will give some thought to possibley a few unusual veg

? Any suggestion for this small bed

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