Main Crop Potatoes

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andyww2013

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Main Crop Potatoes
« on: June 01, 2019, 20:18 »
Hi,

Thinking of using the last piece of space at my allotment (paved) to grow some main crop potatoes in containers.

But have I left it too late?

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TonyB.

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Re: Main Crop Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 20:48 »
I hope not - have not got my main crop in yet! I want them to last into the winter and I am rubbish at getting them stored right.
I never did much good with containers. I know the advert pics show a barrel overflowing with potatoes but I seldom got more than half a dozen usable ones.

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Re: Main Crop Potatoes
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 20:49 »
I'd make sure it's an early maincrop like Desiree, they will bilk up quickly in the time they have left - or else something like Sarpo Mira because it seems to carry on growing, after most potatoes are dying back, plus of course they won't get blight :)
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Re: Main Crop Potatoes
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 09:02 »
I'm in Australia. I planted potatoes in a container in late January (equal to late July UK) one year. I got a great crop of smallish (size of a large goose egg) potatoes. Enough for a few meals. I boiled them in their skins and served with lashings of butter. Heaven :)



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