Potato Comp advice

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Potato Comp advice
« on: March 20, 2018, 17:02 »
I will be having a go in a local show potato growing comp this year.
The show is on the last sat in August and the task is to grow the heaviest crop of potatoes in a Crystalix tub (picture attached).
Any advice on what variety to choose , feeding regime and went to plant the tuber greatly appreciated !


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Re: Potato Comp advice
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 17:15 »
Sarpo Mira gives good yields when grown in containers. 10lb+ can be regularly achieved from 2 tubers in a 30L pot using MPC with a handful of blood fish and bone mixed in at sowing time, then just regular watering, from a growing season of March to mid-late October. Not sure how quickly the tubers develop and what would be there come August.



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Re: Potato Comp advice
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 17:37 »
You need something that bulks up quite early if you are weighing them in August, a 2nd early, or early maincrop. I'd go for Estima as tubers grow big quickly.
Not the tastiest but you are growing for weight  ;)

Grow in multipurpose compost and add extra fertiliser; some manure will help with water retention, as water tends to run straight though the pots, I find.

Good luck!
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Re: Potato Comp advice
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 18:20 »
I believe that Kondor is the choice of giant potato growers but I'm not sure how easy they're to get hold of.

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