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Peeling a shop-bought sweet potato recently, we found it was beginning to sprout. I firmed in the pieces of peel into damp compost and now leaves are beginning to grow happily. Too late into the growing season to hope for results but, question is
Aaargh! Blight has struck my spuds! And I bet it's appearing in gardens everywhere too.I'd been rather proud of the fact that, despite it having hit a friend's plot the other side of the village a week ago, my potatoes (including the varieties I
've noted has been the potatoes we were storing in the shed. It was just too cold for them to survive. They're now waiting for me to put them on the compost heap and are starting to rot and smell absolutely putrid!
. Another selling 2.5kg for about 5pounda if I recall. Am I better buying by number or weight, I have no idea how many seed potatos are approximately in a 2.5kg. Any clues??? I've always tried to buy by number and not weight,only last year I was struggling
Join Monty at Berryfields as he gives a definition of chitting potatoes and explains how chitting benefits the potato grower.springMore advice on growing potatoesBlog on chitting potatoes, by Jane MooreWatch Monty demonstrating how to grow potatoes
Monty Don takes you through the process of planting early potatoes with suggestions for soil conditioning and spacing.springMore advice on growing potatoesBlog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing potatoes in a bin
Hi all. One of my potato plants has had all of it leaves savaged, Am I still ok to leave the potatoes in the ground or should I now remove them as there are no leaves left?
Potatoes will grow very quickly under warm and moist conditions. When they are 10cm tall, the leafy shoots can be mounded around with soil to their full height, a process known as 'earthing up'. Earthing up potatoes will increase the length
Growing new potatoes for Christmas dinner is easier than you might think - you just need to plant them a little later. Some of the best new potatoes are grown from early and second early varieties, usually harvested in June and July. So, when
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what is wrong with my potato plant, as several strange green baubles about grape sized maybe slightly bigger, have appeared hanging down from some of the stems. I am totally unsure as to what they may be and i