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m1ckz

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potatoes shooting
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:17 »
im digging the last of the internation kidneys up    there all shooting  when i dig them lol  is this normal


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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 14:46 »
Don't tell me that Mick, I've still got some in the ground. The ones I've dug so far have been excellent, but they were dug up a month ago. You've got me worried now :nowink: so think I'll lift the rest tomorrow.

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 17:13 »
please let me know how they are   ty

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 19:12 »
Rain forecast so dug them this evening. Absolutely fine. No shoots, nor looking likely.
Planted on 14 March, halums showed above ground 16 April. First harvest 20 June.
Used Poundland organic potato fertiliser as experiment.
Oh..... and a bit of seaweed.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 19:19 by victoria park »

m1ckz

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 20:27 »
pleased yours are ok   gl

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 19:21 »
Do you mean that your crop from this year is starting to re sprout in the ground?
I thought that spuds needed 90 days(or is it 60) dormancy before they could be replanted to get another crop for Christmas?
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m1ckz

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 19:46 »
yes  there coming out of the ground with shoot a few with leaves on and some with small potatoes ataches to the shoot

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 21:09 »
Small potatoes attached underground or green seeds above ground?

m1ckz

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 17:09 »
small potatoes growing on the sides of the bigger potato  no one seems to know why
the next allotment to says his are perfect

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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 17:29 »
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These deformations are primarily due to high temperature stress in the field often but not necessarily exacerbated by water stress. Note, water stress or drought alone does not cause these deformation. The severity of the deformation increases with higher temperatures and longer high-temperature periods. Basically, high temperatures, above 80oF, decrease cell division and lower the supply of carbohydrates available to the tuber. Other factors that exacerbate temperature-induced deformation are excessive nitrogen application before a high temperature period, uneven nutrient or moisture supply, hail and frost.
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/potato/deformations
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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 09:01 »
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These deformations are primarily due to high temperature stress in the field often but not necessarily exacerbated by water stress. Note, water stress or drought alone does not cause these deformation. The severity of the deformation increases with higher temperatures and longer high-temperature periods. Basically, high temperatures, above 80oF, decrease cell division and lower the supply of carbohydrates available to the tuber. Other factors that exacerbate temperature-induced deformation are excessive nitrogen application before a high temperature period, uneven nutrient or moisture supply, hail and frost.
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/potato/deformations

Thank you. Very interesting!
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Re: potatoes shooting
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2017, 16:04 »
Like m1ckz, I am in Essex, and it's been both very dry and warm this "early" summer, which is what I suspect has caused the problem.



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