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« on: October 24, 2007, 16:30 »
hi all

i was given a potted sweet potato ages ago.

planyed in a nice container and made sure if yould drain well.
its in the polly tunnel but i have a problem!

the top hasnt realy grown since i planted it and has not trailed like i was told it would.


should i just empty the pot and give it up as a bad job?

thanks

nathan
2 allotments, long standing back problem, am i mad?

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 17:22 »
Green house job, methinks, if it's still alive, but does not cost to try. :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 17:27 »
its been in there for months now (tunnel), thats why im thinking is it a scrap job

nathan

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 17:34 »
It might well be, if you had this cold wet summer like we did. Look for healthy, firm tubers, even if small, they might shoot. :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 17:40 »
sweet potatos are grown from slips from a shooting tuber  not a planted tuber

didnt know if you knew that? it was new to me when  i found out

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 17:55 »
see kumara in the Glossary  :)

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 18:21 »
hi wg, hope you are well?

ive seen that and its one of the reasons why i thought mine are no good!

its been planted a minimum of 118 days, going on the guide in that post 110 sould see them fully grown

the tops on mine havent grown much but they look healthy :shock:

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 18:27 »
spring with warm weather in ablack bin liner in deep compost  :wink: old tomato compost revitalised is fine :wink:
still alive /............

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 18:30 »
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spring with warm weather in ablack bin liner in deep compost  :wink: old tomato compost revitalised is fine :wink:


do you mean planting from scratch or re-plant up this one munty?  :?

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 18:40 »
planting from scratch ,search yams n sweet potato n you will find a way i do em :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 18:42 »
i followed the guide on here best i could when i first done them

think its a case of  

it didnt werk for me!  lol


think its scrap time the current ones then! :roll:

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 18:46 »
i would thye like loads heat  :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 18:49 »
will tip them out in the morning then

thanks
munty

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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 19:45 »
:oops:  where's the glossary???  :?:

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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 20:04 »
Quote from: "nasturtium"
:oops:  where's the glossary???  :?:
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