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Chatting on the Plot / Re: The Happy Birthday Slot
« Last post by Eblana on Today at 09:02 »
Thanks New Shoots.  Home alone today so having a lovely day pottering in my garden😀
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Thanks folks I didn't realise that there were different forms of willowherb. 
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Grow Your Own / Re: When is a seed potato too small to plant?
« Last post by Deborah1 on Today at 08:01 »
Reading with interest as the seed potatoes that I buy here in Brittany are significantly smaller than those I used to plant in the UK. I find that I sometimes have double the quantity of seed for the same weight. All of them are smaller than a hen's egg.

Years ago I was planting them like I did on my allotment - even though they were smaller, and my neighbour told me I was planting much too deeply. Ten years on he still teases me that if I plant them like that they'll come up in Australia instead of France(!)

I do a compromise now. The real tiddlers go on the compost heap (and probably produce potatoes there!) But anything bigger than a walnut gets planted. But I don't plant quite so deeply anymore.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: The Happy Birthday Slot
« Last post by New shoot on Today at 08:01 »
Double birthday wishes today - one from the list on page 1 of this thread and 1 where I have spotted cake  :D

Happy birthday to Yorkshire Lass and to Eblana.  Hope ypu both have a lovely day  :D
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I'd agree with that, AKA fire weed, looks like the short variety.
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Grow Your Own / Re: When is a seed potato too small to plant?
« Last post by azubah on Today at 06:28 »
In my experience large tubers produce larger tubers.
I alternate the sizes putting a large one next to a small one.
My DH once asked why one plant produced lots but the next was rather poor.
He had not realised what I was doing.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Totally fed-up with new computer
« Last post by azubah on Today at 05:58 »
I google my problems and often find an answer. You just have to type in briefly what is happening and someone else will have had the same problem.
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General Gardening / Re: growing bananas
« Last post by gobs on Today at 00:08 »
I thought Jungle Seeds might be involved, but you did not specify, so having gotten something dodgy from wherever could not be disclosed.

JS used to provide useful advice on growing their goods, if it was available only in their printed catalogues, I do not have  them anymore. Why don't you drop them a line if this is the case?
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Grow Your Own / Re: When is a seed potato too small to plant?
« Last post by jambop on Yesterday at 23:07 »
The most expensive seed tubers down here are those graded at a straight 35mm you get oddles of them in a 3Kg net bag at most garden centres  :lol:
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Grow Your Own / Re: Potatoes, when to plant?
« Last post by Redgoat on Yesterday at 21:25 »
Earlies (Duke of York) went in today as did a row of second earlies (Anya) which i got from my mother in law,

Rest of second earlies and maincrop to go in next week
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