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Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 00:32

Hi Phlox and Edd,

Thanks for your input,

I probably will just get seed potatoes next year as I really don't want to introduce disease.

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:57

Ummm, maybe i'll not bother then. I'll just see if I can get a few good seed potatoes next year. My problem is, I only have a tiny back yard and I only have a couple of sacks for my spuds and when I look for seed potatoes they come in very large amounts and I would waste lots, so I just thought I could try keeping a couple of these but now I don't think I'll bother. Thanks Guys for your help though.

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:32

Thanks guys.

I'll give it a go and put a couple in the shed in some brown paper and see how they are next year. You never know until you try, do you

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:57

Hi all,

Here's one for you.

My Mother in law has always raved about Ulster new potatoes being the best she's ever tasted and she's just brought me some and she's right....they're delicious!

The problem is they are very hard to get round here, so I was wondering if it would be possible to save a couple and use them as seed potatoes next year.

So here are my questions,

Firstly, how do I keep them and secondly would they work as seed??

Thank you in anticipation.

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:34

Great John...thanks for that. I now know exactly what to look for

sweetcorn plugs

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:04

Oww, thanks for that Fleurisa, I didn't know that. I love this site 

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:59

That'll be Miss Vivienne to you then David

Joking apart, thanks so much for your help, I'll pop out and buy one.

They say it's cheaper to grow your own

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:36

Hi again you wonderful people,

Having made room in my raised bed for some sweetcorn plugs i've inherited, I now need somewhere to grow some dwarf french bean plants that I've grown from seed in the greenhouse. They are just about ready to go outside but now I have no room for them. Can I grow them in containers? and If so what size? I have around 15 little plants.

Thanks in anticipation. 

sweetcorn plugs

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:24

Thank you for the prompt replies guys. I'll start praying now!! 

sweetcorn plugs

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 00:26

Hi all,

I've got 8 sweetcorn plugs about 18" tall and only a very small space to put them in. It's about 3ft square. Is this too small a space?

I've never tried sweetcorn before and have heard it's difficult to grow so any help at all on this subject would be greatly appreciated

Thank you.

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Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Ulster new potatoes to use as seed 
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dwarf french beans in containers

what size container? 
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sweetcorn plugs

how to plant out sweetcorn 
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Russian Tarragon

Tastes horrible 
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eating nibbled radish

slugs and snail damage 
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sowing peas

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