Potato Plants

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Missy1970

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Potato Plants
« on: June 06, 2010, 12:56 »
Hi All

I've started harvesting some potatoes :D however Ijust wondered where should I put the plant can it be composted as long as its healthy or should it be removed from the plot completely??

Thanks
Missy

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 13:48 »
Personally I'd bin them (council composting bin if available).

Although they probably have not got blight at this time of year they might have picked up eelworm or a similar undesirable problem which you don't want to be recycling via your compost heap.
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 16:46 »
Just looked in a couple of my spud planters and got 4 tiny spuds!! >:(

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 16:48 »
when did you plant them Belvoir?
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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 17:01 »
checked on my Pentland Javelin 1st early yesterday and theres no spuds there yet , they where planted on Good Friday so i reeckon another couple of weeks to get chicken egg size spuds what do you think?

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 19:34 »
Mine were a mix of Rocket, Charlotte and Nicola we had the charlotte today they weren't on the huge size but big enough for us although if the hubby was extremely hungry I'd have been in trouble  :D

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 19:48 »
when did you plant them Belvoir?

Ages ago  ??? ??? must be 2-3 months! :unsure:

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Re: Potato Plants
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010, 19:54 »
when did you plant them Belvoir?

Ages ago  ??? ??? must be 2-3 months! :unsure:
2 months is not long enough to form anything yet IMO ::)
3 months....if they were earlies ?....  you should have a few small ones. So variety and planting date make an awful lot of difference to results.



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