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Tenhens

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Potatoes in bags
« on: July 26, 2018, 20:27 »
Have just emptied first bag of Charlotte's  , two seed potatoes have produced approx 16oz ( 400g )  harvest.
Regular watering , yet growing medium very dry. Mix of soil , own compost and potato fertilizer.
There is plenty of foliage , stalks between 2 and 3 feet long which have some large pea size 'potatoes'  showing. Planted in early April.

Have I been unlucky with the recent weather or have I missed something ?
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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 07:30 »
I've had the same when growing in bags, bumper harvests one year, virtually nothing the next, can be very disappointing turning out a bag youve been watering and earthing up for months to find a few straggly spuds.

I've experimented planting 2, 3 and 4 to a bag, using potato fertiliser, watering differently etc and the outcomes all appear to be random. Must just be the heat this year...

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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 20:48 »
My wife grows Charlotte in patio bags, this year's have  been very disappointing, small growth and very dry, not creamy at all!

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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 20:55 »
Have just emptied first bag of Charlotte's  , two seed potatoes have produced approx 16oz ( 400g )  harvest.
Regular watering , yet growing medium very dry. Mix of soil , own compost and potato fertilizer.
There is plenty of foliage , stalks between 2 and 3 feet long which have some large pea size 'potatoes'  showing. Planted in early April.

Have I been unlucky with the recent weather or have I missed something ?

Probably too late now, but if you put the plants back in the bags those pea sized spuds will grow to give a second harvest in a few weeks time.

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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 16:25 »
Have just emptied first bag of Charlotte's  , two seed potatoes have produced approx 16oz ( 400g )  harvest.
Regular watering , yet growing medium very dry. Mix of soil , own compost and potato fertilizer.
There is plenty of foliage , stalks between 2 and 3 feet long which have some large pea size 'potatoes'  showing. Planted in early April.

Have I been unlucky with the recent weather or have I missed something ?

Second bag has given 27 oz  (675 g ) enough for a meal  , AND a 50% increase!!     Being optimistic , shall be interested in the next bag.

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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 18:45 »
Ive entered the potato in a bag competition for our garden club show, its due to be emptied out the week after next, I probably cant do worse than the last 2 years! I thought at one point it had finished but then its put up some new shoots, so who knows? With a 50 prize its worth the 50p entry fee.
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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 20:23 »
Tenhens, you answered the question in your first post. " Watered regularly but compost dry".

Regular watering doesn't mean enough water.
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Re: Potatoes in bags
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 13:17 »
I've the same happen to me I put it down too not enough water.  Look at growing under plastic or straw next year.
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