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Potato leaves

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:58
Choose a dry day when you dig them, and lay the potatoes on the surface of the soil to 'set' the skin, before you put them in a suitable sack. Paper, hessian or woven polypropylene, perhaps. Whatever you use keep the potatoes cool and in the dark.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:53
I think you have to boil all kidney beans, however you preserve them. But then you would usually, when you add them to stews or soup or similar.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 14:29
It's far easier to just put them in the freezer as they are; no drying and chance of going mouldy.

Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 23:35
Once you have cut off the stems and leaves (haulm) you can leave the potatoes in the soil. Not for too long though. Make sure the potatoes are well covered with soil so they don't go green.

So long as the blight hasn't travelled down the stems the potatoes will be fine, but they won't get much bigger.

Potato leaves

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:57
Blight. Your best bet is to cut off the stems just above soil level to stop the blight going into the potatoes. Burn the stems and leaves. Certainly do not put them in the compost.

Problem with toms

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:54
May be time to buy a new packet of seed for next year and keep the plants in full sun if you can.

Japanese onions

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 17:33
If bought loose there will be a notice on display; if in a packet, it will say.

Blight resistant, tasty potato wanted

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:31
We found Epicure the least tasty of the potatoes we grew.

Problem with toms

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:28
Why are you pinching off the flowers? You don't give a reason. Depending where you are, I think they would prefer full light, especially at this time of year.

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 00:35
Thank you Lyn, I'll put that in my memory-bank. It reinforces the fact that they may be long lived and nobody knows how long they live as they have not been around for so many years yet.

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