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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: When to order seed potatoes Reply with quote

When should i order blight resistant seed potatoes for early sowing in the west of Ireland?, where from ? and whot type ? I am going to make my veg plot much larger this year, when is the best time to dig up, a part of a feild only ever used for grazing ? Sorry 4 questions in one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: When to order seed potatoes Reply with quote

how early are you planning to plant them? , you are going to need 4-6 weeks to chit them prior to planting, normally St. Patricks Day is early enough for putting them down. Dig your plot now, (wait for few dry days to come together), and take it handy you've loads of time, throw in compost and manure cover if getting too wet and wait till the soil warms up, or come up with a cunning scheme to warm it up faster as you do seem a tad impatient. Couldcover the raised beds with old windows or a sheet of clear strong plastic, worked for me and i was harvesting first earlies in May,12 weeks after planting.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait for a few days dry weather to come together ????? o.k. so i should order them now, for late january delivery any perticular variety ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha! hilarious
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foremost for earlies and Maris for main crop. You will have to experiment to find what best suits your ground and taste buds!
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