To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???

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Woodhousemoor

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To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« on: May 16, 2011, 14:45 »
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This might be a silly question but I was told by 2 different people in the allotments that when my spuds start to flower I should and shouldn't  pinch the flowers off. which is correct and why please??????  :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:
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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 14:51 »
Put it this way....................it doesn't make any difference whether you do or don't  :nowink:

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 14:55 »
Those that do flower can put some of their energy into making true seeds, (no doubt we'll get the questions about tomatoes on potatoes again this year), but this is so minimal as to make hardly any difference.

If it made a perceptible difference, you'd see the spud farmers doing it.

Me? Got better things to do with my time.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 14:55 »
I cannot see farmers wandering around their fields doing it so I suspect MOS is right in saying it makes no difference. Sorry DD you beat me too it.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 15:01 by bigben »

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 14:58 »
Oh thanks for that, I knew I'd a reliable answer here, I love this forum!!!!!

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 15:14 »
Potatoes in flower are a lovely sight so why cut them off.

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 15:39 »
nuff said
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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 16:39 »
Potatoes in flower are a lovely sight...


...but under no circumstances should a feller be tempted to think that a bunch of them will do for the missus's birthday.....
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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 17:35 »
Potatoes in flower are a lovely sight...


...but under no circumstances should a feller be tempted to think that a bunch of them will do for the missus's birthday.....

Are you speaking from experience?!!  ;) :D :D

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Woodhousemoor

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 18:15 »
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Are you speaking from experience?!!  ;) :D :D

hehe  :D :D

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 18:26 »

And you don't even get a decent wine from them ! ! !   Cheers,   Tony.
I may be growing OLD, but I refuse to grow UP !

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hamstergbert

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Re: To pinch or not to pinch that is the question???
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 13:14 »
...get a whine from the missus if you give her potato flowers for her birthday....


some women.  Never satisfied except when they are complainin'......



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