early potatoe problem

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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2011, 15:25 »
And do they taste good JayG? Distinctly underwhelmed with the first try of our Sharpe's Express yesterday. :( Got the LC to look forward to though. :)
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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011, 15:30 »
And do they taste good JayG? Distinctly underwhelmed with the first try of our Sharpe's Express yesterday. :( Got the LC to look forward to though. :)

Don't think they are quite up there with LC but still pretty good (100% clean and undamaged - the one good thing about my sand-pit is I never get slug damage on spuds!)  :)
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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2011, 15:36 »
I have pretty much decided, we're going to try PJs next year. :)

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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2011, 17:19 »
Dug up some swifts and they are Ok I suppose. Nothing to write home about.

Looked over at my neighbours plot and a whole row of spuds has collapsed with what looks horribly like black leg, as far as a can tell from craning my neck.

I know they will be down on Tuesday so am going to go and ask for a better look, 'cos if it is I'd quite like them out --- out of reach of my plot  :tongue2:
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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2011, 22:11 »
Thought I would update the thread.  I dug up the yellowing spuds (Charlottes) and got some lovely salad potatoes that cook up really well. So all was well.  No sign of any disease on the potatoes themselves.

Thank you for your advice. :)
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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 22:27 »
Perhaps they were showing you that they were ready to be dug!  ;)
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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011, 22:44 »
I have pretty much decided, we're going to try PJs next year. :)

Good choice from 'Growster Turrets' Argyllie!

I just can't imagine that someone from as far north as you has to worry about new spuds; you've all got it made for these beauties haven't you...?

If I started to grow anything other than PJ, Mrs Growster would beat me into the ground like a tent peg...;0)

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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2011, 00:32 »
We always have International Kidney for our first earlies, crop was pretty good, but when steamed the skins split straightaway, taste was OK but the texture was not right, I blame it on the dry spell we had?  :unsure:

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Re: early potatoe problem
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2011, 08:47 »
Quite a few of us have had that problem with earlies over the last couple of years.  Some people suggest it's partly due to eating it too soon out of the ground.  I suspect the weather has played a role too.
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