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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: ideas for recently vacated potato sacks... Reply with quote

I'm about to harvest my first potatoes which I grew in a potato sack. I'm now trying to decide what to grow in them next.... I was thinking of something a bit less ordinary, maybe cavelo nero or radichio... Anyone have any ideas? I want to make the most of the compost in the bag...

I presume I can't grow more potatoes in the same sack... or any root veg?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ivy,

As far as I know you can grow carrots/parsnips after potatoes. They prefer the soil to be loose and crumbly, and not super rich or it can cause them to split and/or flower rather than produce root crops. Thus they're ideal to follow potatoes who've already lossened up the soil and taken a bevy of the nutrients out. This is my understanding of crop rotation in beds anyway, and what I plan to do myself. I'm only new to this though and this is based on research rather than personal experience, so perhaps someone more experienced would care to weigh in?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two or three courgette plants (one per sack) will keep you in courgettes for most of the summer and early autumn as long as you keep them well watered. You would need to add a bit more feed though- a good handfull of pelleted chicken manure or other organic fertiliser mixed though each bag would probably be enough, unless you see any yellowing of the leaves, and then you could top up with tomato fertiliser.
You could try the cougettes from seed still, just about , but they're easily bought as plants from most garden centres.

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah thanks for the replies guys. Though I prob should have said I already have courgettes and carrots.... Also I have spring onions, leeks, pak choi, lettuce, spinach, rocket and radishes...

Although maybe I'll do another batch of carrots... I had been considering that since the bag is deep, it seems a bit of a waste to do something like cavelo nero in such a deep bag....

Thanks for taking the time to reply. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about sweetcorn? There's still time to plant from seed and fresh sweetcorn on the BBQ Mmmmm Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooo yes, sweetcorn. Yum. Thanks!
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