Have I bought my spuds too early?

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 11:06 »
I'm a bit confused on the information given :unsure:.  If I start chitting mine now, am I ok to put them in an unheated spare bedroom with the curtains open, or do I need to put the heating on a bit?

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 12:00 »
does any other you use fert on there lottie when setting there seed spuds
Nope. They just get "planted" into a trench part-filled with well rotted manure.

(I'm not proposing that as a recommendation! that's just what lazy-bones here does)

I do use fertilizer in for the spuds I grow in bags. They get the same manure-feet treatment, but also some granular Potato fertilizer (some Vitax Organic stuff that I got form JBA along with my seed tubers)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011, 12:01 »
If I start chitting mine now, am I ok to put them in an unheated spare bedroom with the curtains open, or do I need to put the heating on a bit?
My advice would be: No heat required. (so long as the spare bedroom doesn't fall below freezing - I've stayed with some people where I reckon it did when we stayed - maybe they were trying to tell me something!)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2011, 15:10 »
Great thanks, thought that would be the case.  I'll keep an eye on the bedroom temp!

If I start chitting mine now, am I ok to put them in an unheated spare bedroom with the curtains open, or do I need to put the heating on a bit?
My advice would be: No heat required. (so long as the spare bedroom doesn't fall below freezing - I've stayed with some people where I reckon it did when we stayed - maybe they were trying to tell me something!)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 15:17 »
Potatoes everywhere in the garden centres. Surely that's too early , especially for those new at gardening? New thing for a regular haunt of mine though, selling them loose, ideal for those of us growing in tubs. :) I always put too many in because I don't want to waste them.....yes I know, I won't get more taters, but I can't seem to bring myself to chuck them out! :(

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2011, 11:57 »
I've now bought mine from Wilkinson, as I trust myself to store them better than them and I know I have got what I want then.  I will store in the dark in the shed for a while, just bringing them indoors if it goes below freezing, I shall insulate then a bit, with whatever spare packaging I can find.  That's my job for tonight  :)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 12:00 »
I generally keep mine in the bottom of the fridge until I want to chitt them - perfect conditions.
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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2011, 12:30 »
I don't have enough spare room in the fridge.  I have bought 6kg plus a couple of bags with 5 seed potatoes in them.

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2011, 12:36 »
Perhaps my fridge is larger than yours then as I'm still eating quite a bit ;)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2011, 16:18 »
I think it must be the cans of Strongdow my OH puts in there :tongue2:

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2011, 16:43 »
 :ohmy:

How can that be ?  Seed potatoes are far more importaint   8)

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2011, 19:35 »
hi kristen i note your comments regarding potato fertilizer the plot i intend to plant my spuds on this year are where i had my brassicas set last year :)

the plot had manure put on  last year prior to planting my brassicas i mite be tempted to use some granular fertilizer on the spuds this year  growmore seems my best bet i think growmore is a 7-7-7- formula is this correct so it would be OK to use on the spuds  one thinks  :unsure:













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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2011, 20:02 »
My Vitax "Special Organic Potato Fertiliser" :D is 4 : 2.5 : 8

So Less Phosphorus and more Potassium (than Nitrogen)

Dunno now important that is though. For some some Growmore will be better than nothing,

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Re: Have I bought my spuds too early?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2011, 18:19 »
i have been offered some fert for the lottie from my farmer friend today he has some with no nitrogen thats OK for my spuds sorted :D :D

and some nitrogen based fert for my brassicas sorted :D :D



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