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Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:22

Seed potatoes are offered in most of the mainstream catalogues.  There shouldn't be a problem getting hold of them.  On the other hand there is certainly a risk keeping potatoes from this year until next Spring.  You may be importing disease or virus.

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:18

I would leave it to the professionals.  There are quite a lot of crops I don't think it is worth the effort and space they take up.  

Maincrop potatoes, swedes, maincrop carrots, large quantities of onions and other staples.

I agree with Lyn, stick with the vegetables that are special, such as new potatoes, new carrots, runner and French beans and your own tomatoes.

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 00:54


Lime and brassicas

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:58

Most garden Centres sell bags of garden lime.


Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:56

Phillippa my comment was not addressed to you.  

I accept that you, NGCARDS and everybody else on this board never waste food, but someone must do as thousands of tons of it are thrown away every day.  At least my council makes compost from the contents of our waste food bins.  None of it goes to landfill.


Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:50

Tut, tut, please do not suggest putting good food in the bin.  Peel and eat!

Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:35

We are using builders' Debris netting this year.  Much easier to handle as it doesn't get caught on everything.

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:33

Very often the nest material gets full of mites, so they may have decided to build a new nest.

Yes, it probably is the same pair.

Lime and brassicas

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:29

That's what rotation is all about.  The brassicas will be in a different area next year.  One you dug over this year.  

What to do with my Garlic

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:25

When I say use the cloves from the outside of the bulb, you will have noticed that those are the largest cloves, and they are smaller towards the centre of the bulb.  I eat those. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you separated them as an experiment.  You have to look carefully at each clove to ensure it is not a double one, and plant them individually.

I believe in giving plants the best head-start I can.  In the same way when planting, say, bean seeds, I plant the biggest first.

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