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Potatoes - Only one is flowering

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:52

Some first earlies don't flower for some reason. Am digging Sharpes Express at the moment, no flowers. Home Guard beside them have none either. British Queens sown 3 weeks later are in flower. Have a good rummage around and enjoy the fruits of your labours.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:58

March 14th is 90 days ago.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:33

Sometimes the old remedies are the best. Keep us posted on the progress.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:30

Am digging first earlies at the mo and they never flowered. Have aroot around in one bag to see if there is anything there. Any idea when they were planted. Should be ready in 90 days for firsts and 110 for seconds.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:25

Eating first early Sharpes express, cabbage Hispi followed by strawberries.


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 22:34

Very nice. Just think what it would cos to buy a plant stand like that.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 22:12

Diluted Jayes Fluid around the base of the stems will kill the worms. It's an old remedy round here but others might not recommend it.


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:29

Had a lot of hassle from birds till the sprouts came on the onion sets. Might try "chitting"them next year.

Frosted potato shoots

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 23:08

They will grow again but will mature a bit later. otherwise they'll be fine.

cold snap and potatoes

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:35

Very cold here in Tipperary tonight. Some snow flakes this evening. Rain, wind and frost forecast for tonight. Everything covered up but keeping fingers crossed the wind doesn't blow the covers off.

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