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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Small seed potatoes Reply with quote

Are the smallest of seed potatoes realy viable to sow in drills or would i be better off to grow a few together in bags or containers. They are first earlys (home gaurds) and there was quite a few in a 5kg bag.

smaller than a golf ball say.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the small sized seed potatoes are fine, 1.5--1.75 inches (3.5--4 cms) are fine as long as there is 2-3 shoots or sprouts. Smaller seed with fewer shoots produces smaller numbers but bigger potatoes.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanh you Michael.
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