1st earlies going in 24th March...

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digalotty

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 23:22 »
mine are going in but it will be a long time before they show ,  i like em deep
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 05:01 »
digalotty is planting them deeper better protection against the frost I wonder?

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 16:12 »
Mine are going in this weekend.  Dig deep holes and drop them in

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 05:32 »
Does anyone know if putting them in deeper is better protection against frost?  Common sense would tell me yes, but it's not something I have in abundance  :unsure:

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 07:02 »
Marginally I'd say.

Obviously they'd take a bit longer to break the surface, but once the chits really start growing they'd cover those few extra inches in a matter of days.

To save myself extra work, I'd sooner wait those few days before planting. I like to "trench" my spuds so that I can spread out the fertiliser so it's not just in the one spot, just like the plant spreads itself out.

It's harder work digging down a few more inches than waiting for a few days!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 11:50 »
I put in 2 rows of earlies yesterday and hopefully 2 more today. That's the lot ...... certainly not in DD's league  :D

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 09:31 »
Ah well, the 1st earlies went in so deep yesterday they'll either come out at Christmas or they'll be popping up in Australia  :lol:

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Re: 1st earlies going in 24th March...
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 13:10 »
It might warm up for the next couple of weeks, but what's the forecast for May?


The forcast for May is easy

"As many frosts in May as fogs in March"

How many fogs is that, four, five and more forecast.




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