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adamg40

By Adamg40

staffordshire, United Kingdom Gb

am i too late to plant potatoes




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It has been known for people to plant a few potatoes about now for 'new' potatoes to have with their christmas lunch but they would take a lot of caring for. Potatoes do not like frost and will curl up and roll over at the first sign of any. If you 'earth up' your spuds and use fleece and/or straw to protect them then it is perfectly viable to achieve some lovely 'newies' for christmas. good luck and please let me know how you get on :-))

29 Jul, 2009

 

will do thanks for the tips

29 Jul, 2009

 

Cheers Adam. look forward to your results :-))

29 Jul, 2009

 

Last 2 years I have used " sacks" that I bought to grow potatoes.[can buy from garden centres , have 2 carry handles ].
My potatoes have been eaten ....BUT I have set some more in them trial and error........possibly put in greenhouse later if I decide to carry on into the winter months.I like trying different things

30 Jul, 2009

 

Great idea Pammie, I never thought of putting them in containers of some kind so you could move them, You've got me thinking now ??????????????

30 Jul, 2009

 

Those 'potato bags' are great. I've just harvested the first of an impressive crop of new 'Maris Piper' and they were delicious. Tesco, eat your heart out.(sorry about the pun) That seems like a good idea, planting again and keeping the bags in the greenhouse, for Christmas tatties. I'm gonna try that!
C'mon Ian, race ya!

31 Jul, 2009

 

Your on.....But I haven't got my greenhouse up yet. :~((

31 Jul, 2009

 

That doesn't matter. You won't need it 'til the winter comes. Stop making excuses. You blokes are all the same!

31 Jul, 2009

 

We'll see who's making excuses when my spuds are dwarfing yours LOl:~))

31 Jul, 2009

 

It's the quality not the quantity that counts.:┬Čo))

1 Aug, 2009

 

Ha thats what they all say when they've got small spuds.......... :~))

1 Aug, 2009

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