Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.

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Caretaker

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Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.
« on: August 25, 2014, 19:10 »
I was thinking of growing some spuds in a bag or two in side the greenhouse for exmas, it's the timing that I need.
Oh and what seed potato's to buy.
Any help please.
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« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 21:10 by Caretaker »
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bravemurphy

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Re: Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 21:51 »
Most of the top seed companies will have them or very soon have them but the way that blight has been this year I would not even think about it, personally it would be a lot less hassle to buy them.

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Re: Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 09:01 »
I tried last year and they succumbed to blight by the end of October. :(
They should be sown in September I once read ;)

Your best bet would be to grow them in bags in a greenhouse (that hasn't had blighted toms in ;)) as that should stop the wet weather destroying them

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Re: Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 22:26 »
Plant in pots and move pots to greenhouse/poly before frosts.

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Re: Potato's for Shhh.25/Dec.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 08:10 »
I think it is too late, and they need to be sown at start of August, however others (including John) disagree.

http://www.allotment-garden.org/vegetable/second-crop-potatoes.php

We did it the once, in bags, and then thought it weird having New Potatoes for Crimbles, instead of Roasties, so I haven't done it again. They did taste just like newly harvested new potatoes though ...

If you are going to "chance it" you might as well plant supermarket spuds, rather than forking out for expensive "conditioned" seed tubers specifically for Autumn Cropping.


 

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