Spuds glorious Spuds

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Antonius

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Spuds glorious Spuds
« on: June 21, 2010, 17:16 »
I was chuffed to bits today because I got my first earlies and they look smashing. Cant wait for tea. Yummy :D Note to self; must buy camera!
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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 17:33 »
My OH always tells me they are not ready yet but his dad said they should be and I agree - d-i-l- carries some weight with his opinions! Going to have a dig tomorrow - one plant each of Charlottes, Vivaldi and Edgecote Purple.
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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 17:41 »
  :tongue2: ooh, I tell you what, I'm off now to have a furtle! I can't wait any longer.  :nowink:
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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 17:49 »
Mine are Arron Pilot and a good size. Will be eating them by half-six! Yeehaa :D

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 21:02 »
Had the first of my arran pilot which were started in the greenhouse. About 15 small spuds which boiled with some fresh mint were amazing!

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 21:57 »
To Plum Crumble.....I hope your furtle was fruitful! :D My Arran Pilot tea was top scran

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 23:15 »
My first earlies got nipped by the frost and are looking very unimpressive.  I dug one up to take a look and got the four tiniest baby spuds you could imagine.   :ohmy:  My second earlies are coming along much better, so I'm putting all my hopes in them instead. 

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 07:53 »
ah Antonius, the Furtling were a Curate's Egg - good in parts! Just like Womabt18, my first earlies had been frosted - so the effort put in by the plants to regenerate foliage meant not enough was left to give a good crop of tubers - so first earlies (Charlotte) a little disappointing!  :nowink: Second earlies much better (Maris Piper)  :tongue2:

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 10:47 »
I don't think that Charlottes are first earlies anyway  :unsure: off I go to check.......

looked here and they are second earlies  :)
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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 10:58 »
Please correct me if i'm wrong, but i've got maris piper spuds in too and i'm sure they are a main crop

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 11:37 »
blinkin' eck, what a twit!!!!  ::) (Me that is) I didn't mean Charlotte, I meant Lady Christl. And I didn't mean Maris Piper, I meant Maris PEER. D'oh, D'oh D'oh!!!!! :wacko:  :wacko:

sorry gang, need to focus. I blame the hayfever.............. ::)

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 11:42 »
 :wacko:  I know how you feel

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 11:55 »
Havent furtled earliers yet but as they were frost hit like Plum  said foilage and no tubers - would it be worth just leaving them in till the end of month or will they just not crop. The foilage looks good and strong. Ive got Colleen in never tried them before.

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010, 12:08 »
I'd leave em a while longer and give them a good water if they are dry  :)

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Re: Spuds glorious Spuds
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 14:20 »
 My first earlies. This was three or four plants worth as they have been hit by frost.

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I generaly just stick things in the ground green side up.



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