Quick no dig potato question

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Quick no dig potato question
« on: June 01, 2009, 21:05 »
I've not got time at the minute to earth up row upon row of spuds, but I have a huge pile and growing of mown grass. I hasten to add the grass comes from a source which assures me no weedkillers have been used, and he's pretty reliable.  :)
So all those no diggers can I use it as a heavy mulch ? if so do I just bung it on all over the foliage etc or what ?
I also have a very large mound of partially rotted guinea pig bedding and more coming is that of any use on the spuds
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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 22:06 »
I would think the slugs that will come with that lot, will eat the tattys before you can get them lifted. I would earth up a few rows at least.
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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 22:07 »
Straw????   black plastic????

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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 00:20 »
I used straw but it blew all over the place  :D  Grass is fine and I think ok at the moment as slugs are not as plentiful owing to this lovely dry spell.

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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 05:44 »
Fresh grass mowings heat up a lot.  Watch out that you do not get baked potatoes!

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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 11:44 »
Cheers
think I'll try it on some and leave the others, just not got the time that it needs at the minute  :(

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'earthing up' with grass clippings
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 13:31 »
Hi,

I've got beds this year so I'm short on spare earth, is it ok to use grass clippings to keep the light from my potatoes?

Heather

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Re: Quick no dig potato question
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 15:02 »
home made compost is good but you can use old potting compost etc

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Re: 'earthing up' with grass clippings
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 16:20 »
Hi,

I've got beds this year so I'm short on spare earth, is it ok to use grass clippings to keep the light from my potatoes?

Heather

Hi Heather I've merged the two topics together might be useful

Kristen I've deleted your post now the topics have merged to keep things tidy  :)



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