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Potatoes grown in a sack

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:25
I have tried doing this for three years with only a few potatoes being produced. I have now given up on sacks and plant in the open ground. Problems there are slug damage and blight, but earlies lifted in June/July are usually OK. Growing in a bag requires carefull watering and regular feeding and must be a skill some people master and others don't. They also have to be cropped all at once which is not ideal.

planting broad beans

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:17
I use the cell system in the Spring starting them in a slightly heated conservatory and get 100% germination also same with peas.However in October/November I sow Aquadulche Broad beans direct in my allotment (heavy wet Clay) and get approx 70% success over wintering. These then produce the earliest crops and the Spring sown ones, once planted, follow on.
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