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My potatoes are confused!


 
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: My potatoes are confused! Reply with quote

Hey all,

Quick question: I planted 4 chitted potatoes in the bottom of an old compost bag, which I have rolled down, to about 10 inches (I plan to roll up and plant up as they grow). So about a week ago, all the potatoes had sprouted and have 5-7 leafs formed.

But my potatoes seem to be imune to gravity Wink LOTS of "sprouts" have started to grow upwards! and some are now forming leafs! There are now 3-5 sprouts per potato petruding from the surface quite close together.

I suspect that this might have happened because I planted them in too little soil? Is there anything I can do? Should I cut the weakest looking ones off, to leave the best sprout per potato? If so, how far sown should I go?
Would I be better revoming 2 of the the full potatoes and leave all sprouts to form plants?

Thanks for your time,

D
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The many sprouts are nothing to worry about daithi. No action needed
just do as you planned when the time comes ie.roll up bags and plant up as they grow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks verge!
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