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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2009, 07:35 »
What's pyjamas?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2009, 07:57 »
These  that you used to model,  for Man at C & A in the 60's.

I'd heard you hang 'em up now to deter the birds ......  worked then so why not recycle?

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2009, 08:29 »
I can't remember the 60's.

Did they happen?

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2009, 08:46 »
Never keep your wish-bone where your back-bone ought to be.

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2009, 09:10 »
Crickey DD having seen the pea plot and now the potato plot,how much land do you have.

I'v been to Loughborough,you must have it all ::)

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2009, 09:22 »
The spud plot is actually the opposite end of the plot to where the peas were last year. If they were growing together now, they would not meet in the middle!

Total area of the 2 1/2 plots is about 800 sq m.

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2009, 10:55 »

Total area of the 2 1/2 plots is about 800 sq m.

Is that miles?  :tongue2:

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2009, 10:58 »
Feels like it sometimes!

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2009, 11:11 »
I'm so excited my charlottes are just poking their noses through - never grown spuds before!

They are in raised beds with black plastic, do I keep it on or just build it up from now on? The shoots are about an inch high so do I let them grow leaves or keep hiding them? So many questions and so much excitment  :D

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Re: Charlotte potatoes...
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2009, 09:29 »
I'm so excited my charlottes are just poking their noses through - never grown spuds before!

They are in raised beds with black plastic, do I keep it on or just build it up from now on? The shoots are about an inch high so do I let them grow leaves or keep hiding them? So many questions and so much excitment  :D

If your potatoes are planted outside (which I guess they are) then you'd be wise to "cover up" or earth-up to prevent a frost scorching the leaves. Frost damage can cause real problems including (I believe) turning the potatoes sweet and unpleasant.  :tongue2: so.... cover those leaves up when they appear until the chance of frost has gone... they will then grow through again



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