Late potatoes?

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Yorkie

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 20:24 »
It has been answered.

To answer your question.  ...  But there may be time to get them in and get a smallish crop.

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 20:25 »
That was a lambasting for daring to spark a debate? :ohmy:  Thought I answered your points as best I could.  By the way, Mr Ice?  Should've gone to specsavers. :tongue2:
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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 20:45 »
I have sometimes bought certified seed potatoes from reputable suppliers and found them to be diseased.

Some people plant potatoes in August hoping to get a crop for Christmas, but I don't know if it works or not.

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 20:53 »
With what have they been diseased, azubah?  They are all certified virus free, which is the main concern of the legislation relating to spud sales.

On that last point, we've always had people try planting for late December (the other word is BANNED until December  ;) :D ) here, and the vast majority report poor results - if anything.
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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011, 20:56 »
I did try it once and was disappointed. It may be more profitable in the warmer,wetter  southern areas.

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2011, 20:58 »
Here's a few posts from people who tried Christmas potatoes last year

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=68839.0
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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2011, 21:05 »
With what have they been diseased, azubah?  They are all certified virus free, which is the main concern of the legislation relating to spud sales.

On that last point, we've always had people try planting for late December (the other word is BANNED until December  ;) :D ) here, and the vast majority report poor results - if anything.

I have had spuds with blackleg and some which were rotten on arrival. I don't know if I have ever had any with a virus.

I don't understand the comment about 'BANNED'

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2011, 21:09 »
I shall be planting mine in the next fortnight and will let you all know how they get on  :D

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2011, 21:09 »
Mention of the holiday on the 25th is banned on the Forum until December, this is repeated every year   ::) :lol:
(The banning as well as the holiday ;))

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Re: Late potatoes?
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2011, 21:24 »
Midnight december the 24th to be precise. :lol:



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