Late planting of potatoes?

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Late planting of potatoes?
« on: June 16, 2024, 20:03 »
I've got room for a few more buckets, and I was thinking of potatoes... reports of shortages later in the year have got me thinking  ::) I'm not specifically aiming for the winter festival that can't be named  :lol: :lol:

Which varieties would actually produce tubers if planted in the next week or 2? I've no experience of planting this late in the year, but have the greenhouse if they need to be moved inside later.

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2024, 20:22 »
I'd have thought one of the earlies rather than maincrop.

You might struggle to find tubers this late in the season (too early for the winter versions), I suspect though.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 20:31 »
Oooh Id like to try this hmmm,might have to scour some garden centres (or DIY stores!) to see if theres anything suitable. Maybe Charlotte?

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 21:20 »
I recall that one year DD didn't manage to get his until June. Maybe this thread might be of help:

https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=79562.msg894105#msg894105


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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2024, 21:37 »
I recall that one year DD didn't manage to get his until June. Maybe this thread might be of help:

https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=79562.msg894105#msg894105

Thanks, you have a better memory than me, obviously   :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2024, 07:30 »
we intend to try this soon we are growing Charlotte Kestrel and Desiree as second earlies in large tubs 55-70 litre we have some left over Charlotte and Desiree and will try a couple of tubs for late New potatoes i was thinking of planting up sometime in July what have others tried?
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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2024, 18:56 »
If you dug a charlotte potato up growing now and planted that would that work?

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2024, 20:01 »
If you dug a charlotte potato up growing now and planted that would that work?

Doubt it - now it's under way with its growth, it will keep going.

Although Charlottes will stay in the ground for months, if that's what you want. Big, but generally not too sluggy (in usual years  ::) )

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2024, 18:26 »
The Potato House keep sending me adverts for spuds to plant now and harvest at "that time of the year" - don't know why as I've never used Potato House but that's by the by. They are recommending Charlotte and Nicola (2nd earlies) and Jazzy (1st early). I've just planted a few more Maxine (2nd Early) left over from last year as a trial. They are in the ground so I may need fleece or whatever later on. Worth a try anyway.

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Re: Late planting of potatoes?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2024, 18:53 »
I've got room for a few more buckets, and I was thinking of potatoes... reports of shortages later in the year have got me thinking  ::) 
A neighbour has given me some Setanta seed poatoes, they look a bit worse for wear but have tiny sprouts on already :) So fingers Xd


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