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Gesar

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2012, 12:44 »
Aye after reading this post i am going to give it try with one anyway this year and see how it goes ...... Sweet Potatoe and Chorizo soup yum yum


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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2012, 19:09 »
i'm going to give it a go  :D
love sweet potatos  :)
going to try them in a large cloche
will lit you know how i get on   :unsure:

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2012, 20:34 »
A large cloche is a great idea as sweet potatoes need lots of heat.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2012, 22:22 »
I was thinking of growing them with one of those water dispenser bottles over the top as these are quite a good size. Would this be suitable?

Steph :)
I should have a nose like pinocchio :)

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2012, 22:23 »
They are a good size but check before you use them - they usually have a deposit attached to them to prevent people just acquiring them  :wub:
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2012, 22:30 »
Haha.. I like the "aquiring" them bit... I think I may have found a legitimate source  :)

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2012, 20:52 »
been in water for about a fortnight now, seems too be plenty of roots appearing but no shoots anyone tell me the how long before any appear. thanks ::)

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2012, 03:28 »
Depends on the potato. Just be patient, one day soon you'll find the first nubbins on top. Shouldn't be long now.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2012, 15:43 »
Mine have been in water for over two weeks and no sign of roots let alone shoots. I'm sure I have them the right way up too. Any suggestions? Try a different potato perhaps?   :wub:

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2012, 16:03 »
Brilliant! I'm setting mine up now!

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2012, 16:58 »
I received the Mr Fothergill's catalogue today and notice they are selling 10 slips for 10.95. So it seems you can save a fair amount by growing your own.
Acquired a third of a plot in January 2011 which was extended to three quarters in December 2011. Managed by myself and my 6 year old son.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2012, 17:52 »

yay - finally got round to doing mine - only a week late  ;)

Trillium

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2012, 19:02 »
Mine have been in water for over two weeks and no sign of roots let alone shoots. I'm sure I have them the right way up too. Any suggestions? Try a different potato perhaps?   :wub:

Thanks in advance.

Mandy

They'll root only when they're ready. Nothing will speed them up. Mine from last year took 2 months to start its first roots, which is why I suggest people start them now to be ready for planting time. Its possible the potato was sprayed with a sprouting deterrent and simply needs more time.

If you're still worried, it doesn't hurt to purchase another potato from a different place and start it as well.

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2012, 21:45 »

They'll root only when they're ready. Nothing will speed them up. Mine from last year took 2 months to start its first roots, which is why I suggest people start them now to be ready for planting time. Its possible the potato was sprayed with a sprouting deterrent and simply needs more time.

If you're still worried, it doesn't hurt to purchase another potato from a different place and start it as well.

Thanks Trillium. May buy another potato elsewhere and keep the ones I have going on anyway to see if they take.  Will keep you posted!  :)

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Re: Sweet Potato Time 2012
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 13:53 »
Mine seem to have a taken a turn for the worse - one of my potatoes has definately developed a very small patch of mould, under the water level.

Is this normal?



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