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volunteer spuds
« on: November 26, 2009, 19:19 »
I thought we'd harvested all our spuds, even the mini meeny ones but after the recent wet eather I have a good dozen six inch high green potato tops coming up  :ohmy: :ohmy:


They must be a long way down  :unsure: :lol:
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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 19:21 »
Over the years I`ve found it virtually impossible to get every single spud. :D :D

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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 19:22 »
I'd hoped that a large number of small hands might do it this year ...... clearly not  :lol:

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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 23:54 »
They are persistent and hardy.
It makes you wonder about all that panicking to avoid early potatoes getting a half hour of frost though.....................

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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 18:24 »
I'll let you know exactly how hardy  :ohmy: :ohmy: ::)

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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 09:02 »
They are persistent and hardy.
It makes you wonder about all that panicking to avoid early potatoes getting a half hour of frost though.....................

Its the new growth above ground that is damaged by frost, not the tuber in the soil. If the top growth of your early spuds is wiped out then the crop will suffer a severe set back.
Sets a low standard and fails to achieve it.

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Re: volunteer spuds
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 20:00 »
It will be interesting none the less, as they might give a really early crop if I fleece them next spring when the next top growth appears  :lol: :lol:

Or they might not  ??? :unsure: :unsure:



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