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Help....Leaf Roll On Potatoes

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:05

After the leaves roll up do they go hard and brittle. Are the plants stunted, if so this would indicate leaf roll virus. Did you start off with seed potatoes or were they spuds from the supermarket?

Leaf roll virus is carried by aphids, the plants become stunted and they have a poor crop. There isn't any treatment, using virus free seed spuds will prevent the virus and spraying any aphids on the plants when they appear also prevents it.

The information I've found about Leaf roll virus wouldn't indicate it's spread by the wind but by aphids, so if that's the problem your other plants shouldn't be affected providing you keep them aphid free.

I'm no expert though, other posters may have a different view.     

chillis

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:28

Hi, things crossed the chillies will start to flower soon.

I've lost the connexion to my computer for the camera so can't load pics.

seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:58

figetbones. Is it the same with foxglove, I'd like to save their seeds.

chillis

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:43

Thanks for the pics Neil I was beginning to lose confidence in my chilli plants, as they are so small but with a bit of heat they're starting to grow.

I grow chilli's and peppers in a GH amongst other stuff. Peppers are flowering and I've some fruit beginning to develop but they are really behind compared to last year.  

Tomato problems

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:25

lynredshaw. The beans will come, I've still some left to plant out.

perfect

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:15

Strawberries...

Missing Profiles

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:13

How odd.

Clicked on you picture and my profile comes up. Has your profile always been missing...

Potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:49

Now. I'm itching to delve into a bag.

My 1st earlies are Winston and Pentland Javelin, been out since 4th April. Estima and Wilja 2nd earlies and Desire, as main, were planted out mid April. Red Duke of York were the last to be planted out at the beginning of May.

Not tried Winston or Estima before.     

Potatoes

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:04

PR. Yes,some don't always flower, few of mine get to the stage of flowering but I leave them the full term or longer especially 1st and 2nd Earlie's as despite not flowering they do die back and keep longer in compost than in the kitchen.

The large one's are just as tasty, have trust... and you get a better crop 

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:02

If you sow your biennials now...

... these are plants which will go out before the first frost, giving them time to develop a root system and be itching to grow in spring... weeks before anything sown on a window ledge in February, March or April......and biennials flower in their second year...I sow them as next years annual bedding plants... 

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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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