My first potato crop of 2011

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NASH

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My first potato crop of 2011
« on: May 07, 2011, 21:40 »
These will be eaten for my lunch tomorrow  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

I cant wait.


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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 22:26 »
Great crop Nash! Out of interest when where they planted, how many plants for that crop and what variety?
Sorry for all the Q's.... only in our second year of plot.. and think i could have planted my news much earlier!!
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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 22:49 »
I am harvesting potatoes grown in bags in the greenhouse (planted around mid February)

If I had potatoes in the garden ready to harvest by now they would have been killed by last week's frost! but Cardiff may be more mild than here.

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 22:58 »
My large polycarbonate cold frame helped, this was from 3 plants but I did not pull them up I just rooted around for them. The variety is Lady Chyrstl planted mid february.

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 09:09 »
they look lovely, im very jealous that i have to wait at least another 8 weeks for mine to show...just wish id planted earlier and stuck them in the greenhouse
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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 09:16 »
Very good NASH, makes me want to go out and have a look under my Rockets that were planted on the 9th February, but they are outside so I`ll hold off for a month.

Jealous as hell though!
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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 09:21 »
Very good NASH, makes me want to go out and have a look under my Rockets that were planted on the 9th February, but they are outside so I`ll hold off for a month.

Jealous as hell though!

Gosh that was early. How have you managed to keep them frost free?
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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 09:47 »


Gosh that was early. How have you managed to keep them frost free?
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Well they were earthed up until a month ago, but we have not had a frost here since the last week of March.

On our site there are frost tender plants outside in abundance including runner beans and sweetcorn a foot tall. My runner beans sown on 31st March are still in pots but need to go out when it dries up as they are four feet tall.

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011, 12:46 »
Beautiful crop :) fantastic having fresh spuds so early. :)
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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011, 15:00 »
I have just had my roast dinner and I can hardly move now, the flavour on the new boiled were outstanding and I have enough left over for a sandwich tonight and fry the rest tomorrow.
Potato heaven for the next couple of months  :D

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2011, 15:59 »
Now  I have just eaten most of my wife's homemade birthday cake which she is non to pleased as she did not even get to put her candles on it, I feel really fat now but very happy.

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2011, 16:23 »
well done for getting such an early crop :)
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: My first potato crop of 2011
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2011, 16:35 »
Now  I have just eaten most of my wife's homemade birthday cake which she is non to pleased as she did not even get to put her candles on it, I feel really fat now but very happy.


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