"DRAT IT"!

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Kleftiwallah

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"DRAT IT"!
« on: October 14, 2020, 17:14 »
Just dug up a few Maris Peer spuds and I've pronged four :mad:

Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: "DRAT IT"!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 19:27 »
Ainít that the way  :mad:

Iíve got a potato fork - flat tines that tend to push the tubers rather than stab them.  Still stabs a few though.
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Re: "DRAT IT"!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 21:06 »
Just dug up a few Maris Peer spuds and I've pronged four :mad:
Cheers,   Tony.

And there will at least four more you didn't even spot which will grow even more enthusiastically next year (from underneath your salad patch!  :wacko:)
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Re: "DRAT IT"!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 06:37 »
I reckon digging spuds is one of the most rewarding activities one can enjoy on an allotment.

You're moving the soil around, getting a little exercise, wondering what you'll find, thinking about what they'll taste of with a little butter, finding the first few beauties gleaming at you and you start digging further to get even more...

And then you spear one!!! You're heart-broken:..0(~

You're still going to use it though, aren't you!

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Re: "DRAT IT"!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 07:43 »
Just dug up a few Maris Peer spuds and I've pronged four :mad:

It always seems to be the biggest ones too.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 17:11 »
we always scuffle our late crop of potatoes  with the tractor and my wife keeps a watchful eye just encase i damage any but i have to say we had very few damaged this year and we used those first i only dig the early potatoes by hand and i even manage to stab the odd one with the wife looking on if looks could kill  A :D

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 18:53 »
White gold (unless you grew a red variety). Love digging up spuds particularly with my 5 year old grandson (which we could do in the summer but not now - sigh).
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 16:09 »

I have an 'Irish fork' but still end up pronging some.  Cleared the bed of Maris Peer, Charlotte and Nicole, I do not know which girl it was but I got her right through the middle, the only one today though.


Cheers,  Tony.



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