potatoes..flowers or no flowers

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peedee555

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potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« on: June 25, 2013, 14:35 »
dont normally grow potatoes but thought i would have a go there are quite a few flowers is this a good thing or a bad thing

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 14:38 »
It is quite normal on many varieties, but not all produce flowers.
"They say a snow year's a good year" -- Rutherford.

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 14:55 »
ok thanks wont pick them off then  :nowink:

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 15:00 »
This is a handy website, it is linked elsewhere from here, but you might not have seen it.

http://varieties.potato.org.uk/menu.php?

You can search any variety you might be growing or want to grow - I usually just do quick search - and you'll get some information and pictures.

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Beetroot queen

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 17:07 »
ok thanks wont pick them off then  :nowink:

I am pretty sure its DD that says if there was any benefit to picking them off every farmer in the land would be doing it, which they dont. I did the first year till i heard that and now i dont bother.  :)

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 18:04 »
Now is the time to give them a heavy watering.

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 20:44 »
Now is the time to give them a heavy watering.

in this rain?  :ohmy: :D

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Re: potatoes..flowers or no flowers
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 21:07 »
you will be surprised just how much water they need have a feel of the soil i bet its not as wet as you think.



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