early potatoes later potatoes

  • 1 Replies
  • 2170 Views
*

Anton

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Belgium
  • 400
early potatoes later potatoes
« on: March 25, 2012, 12:29 »
Hullo there fellow gardeners. I was reading in a Alain Titmash book about about early potatoes (he specifically mentions Duke of York, which seems to correspond to Belgian "rode eerstelings" I am planting at the moment). Anyhow, he talks about growing these earlies or possiby using them for maincrop. Does he mean just leave them in the soil longer than would otherwise be the case, storing them or does he mean you have to alter the spacing. He says to space the rows 60 cm apart (although it was 45 cm for earlies in a book he wrote in the 1980s) and 30 cm between plants (30 in the 1980s and currently). Should I put the plants further apart for maincrop? Any ideas on the subject please?

Anton

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 50488
Re: early potatoes later potatoes
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 13:03 »
You just leave them to grow until the top growth dies down as you would main crops.

If you know you will dig them later then the wider spacing is advisable  ;)
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)



xx
Very early potatoes

Started by Spudman on Grow Your Own

10 Replies
3777 Views
Last post September 25, 2010, 08:22
by veggieman
xx
early potatoes

Started by jlb664 on Grow Your Own

7 Replies
2244 Views
Last post June 11, 2008, 21:16
by gobs
xx
Early potatoes already?

Started by Laurentius on Grow Your Own

3 Replies
1415 Views
Last post January 05, 2016, 14:45
by whitehill1
xx
when to dig my early potatoes

Started by queenb on Grow Your Own

9 Replies
2545 Views
Last post June 18, 2011, 13:24
by grosmont50
 

Page created in 0.3 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |