Are your spuds in yet?

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Are your spuds in yet?
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:46 »
Mine are and it was earlier than I was going to do it, but I figured they would be better in the ground.  So there I was early doors on Monday and the whole lot are planted.

Hopefully I can get up there to earth them up, but if the tops get slightly frosted at any point because of increased restrictions on movement, they will recover.  Better than them being stuck in the shed.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:50 »
No, other than a few earlies in pots in the greenhouse.
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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 09:07 »
Not yet. I was going to get them in early in anticipation of a more stringent lockdown but no compost left at the plot shop (I was going to grow exclusively in buckets). Could possibly argue a trip to a local suppliers was for food (in 3-4mths time) or stick them in the ground or wait to see if the site's order for more turns up. 3rd option favoured at present.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 09:22 »
My earlies and early maincrop are in as of Tuesday- earlier than I'd planned and yes it was because I am worried about lockdown preventing me getting to the allotment. I'm hoping to get the rest of the maincrops in on Saturday.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:19 »
I normally only do a tiny amount of first earlies as a novelty for summer salads, but given current circumstances I've bought some maincrops to go in as well as a precaution. I'll probably plant out next week if it stays dry.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 14:15 »
not yet plenty of time mite set some early potatoes at the weekend in pots the  grounds not ready for the lattes spuds and not  going to worry to much about planing the late crop for at least another week because the weather forecast says its going to get colder this weekend am i rite in saying for planting to harvest fourteen weeks?

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 14:25 »
I wondered if I should wait til after the cold weather at the weekend.
Have 2 lots of second earlies and have pile of rabbit manure with bedding so think I will plant this week and cover with rabbit poo and bedding.
Hopefully will protect from frost.
There is the underlying worry that may be stopped from going to allotments   :(
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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 14:38 »
Mine are in 30l pots in the garage.  I normally grow them in the ground, but giving them a try in pots this year.

If the current crisis continues (and if they grow) I'll probably give them away to a few people around where I live who will probably struggle to get to the shops.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 14:52 »
Mine are in 30l pots in the garage.  I normally grow them in the ground, but giving them a try in pots this year.

If the current crisis continues (and if they grow) I'll probably give them away to a few people around where I live who will probably struggle to get to the shops.

That's a lovely  idea , once they have tried your home grown produce they won't want the shop bought veg! :D :D
we also rescue rabbits and guinea pigs,grow own veg

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 20:49 »
Iíve made a decision to grow my spuds in bags at home in garden because of risk of lock down preventing me visiting the plot. Also bearing in mind that I should stay home as much as possible. Thatís also because I have found I get less slug damage in bags. To date I have only started 4 bags but planning a further 9 bags once through the cold spell this weekend.
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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 20:54 »
No and won't be in for at least a couple of weeks. I don't see the point in putting something in the ground and then worrying if it is going to be destroyed by harsh weather. Better to wait and get good growing weather. If they go in second week in April when they do come through the threat of frost should be past.

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 06:49 »
Not yet hopefully all going in on Sunday

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 11:01 »
I have my first early's in bags in the tunnel.

Hope they will be okay!
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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 11:40 »
They should be fine bud

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Re: Are your spuds in yet?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 07:51 »
I normally sow 2nd weekend of April but with the mad world currently I decided to get them in just incase we are full lockdown for a few weeks.
The farmers around here normally plant early May, last frost date is 13th May.
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