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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: potato ground cleared ..what next? Reply with quote

Hi there,
Anyone know what is best to plant after potatoes. I have two 30 foot rows of earlies taken out and was thinking of peas to get nitrogen back into the soil. Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could put in peas.... or carrots, swedes, cabbages, broccoli, chard, spinach, lettuces, leeks... the choice is yours! I use the first cleared potato beds for leeks myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean Ph'lib wrote:
You could put in peas.... or carrots, swedes, cabbages, broccoli, chard, spinach, lettuces, leeks... the choice is yours! I use the first cleared potato beds for leeks myself.

Same from me. I find leeks seem to do extremely well in the potato patch after clearing, I add a bit chicken manure a week before planting them. That patch is then used for my root crops the following year.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks very much for that ..leeks it is then.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i take it it's too late to sow parsnips? they grow slowly, don't they?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it a go, you might well be surprised. You will get smaller than usual parsnips, but they should produce something. Small and sweet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could try swedes white turnips lettuce also transplant cabbages autumn and winter, leeks,radish
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