Growing Potatoes This Time of Year

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Growing Potatoes This Time of Year
« on: October 21, 2021, 17:37 »
Hi Everyone!  I have some rotted straw bales and am attempting to grow potatoes in them.  They are lofted over the chitted taters about two feet.  Right now, they are all just peeking out.  Is this a really dumb idea?  Do you think they have a chance outside this time of year?

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Re: Growing Potatoes This Time of Year
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 18:26 »
I was looking at some seed potatoes in a garden centre the other day and it said seed potatoes for autumn planting  i though where on earth would i grow them maybe in the poly tunnel in tubs but as I've never attempted to grow potatoes in the winter i think its a no brainer to consider growing potatoes outdoors over the coming months frost's and all

I know some gardeners have planted potatoes late summer to harvest new potatoes for Christmas but to me its hit and miss but everyone to there own personally I'm keeping to growing my potatoes come spring

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Re: Growing Potatoes This Time of Year
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 11:09 »
Thank you for the advice. ;)  Living on the Norfolk coast gives me a rather 'unique' climate that runs by its own little rules.   ::)  I'm re-covering the plants right now with more composted hay.  I am going to give these plants all the protection I can this winter.  I'm not delusional and don't expect much results, but it's the fun of it, isn't it?  I've had roses blooming on Christmas Day.  I probably have a sign on my back saying 'sucker'.   :blush:

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Re: Growing Potatoes This Time of Year
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 11:12 »
Like to know how they do. Some photos are alway enjoyed here  :D



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