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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: This years spuds Reply with quote

Just waiting on the last of the seed spuds to arrive.

I had rooster saved over from last year as seed, but figure they are easily available, so those will just be used to fill in any space left over.

When growing my own potato I like to choose different types, a mix of proven, heritage and new.

This years earlies are Caitriona and Nicola

Mains this year are Sarpo Mira and Setanta - both of which grow well here

Heritage are home saved Mr Littles Yetholm Gypsy, 3rd year- a full ridge from the original 6 purchased two years ago.
A new heritage trial in the Garden are Shetland Blacks given to me as a gift
A new trial maincrop is Toluca from Mexico

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are leaving it a bit late with your spuds. I pulled off the fleece from my first earlies (Pentland Javlin) today to water them and they have all sprouted above ground. I put the fleece back afterwards as we are expecting more low temp's and I will earth them up in a week or two.

My maincrop (Sarpo Mira) are well chitted and ready to go down in a week or two.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes my early Red duke of york peeped through so I covered them - frosty tonight and cold due all weekend at least....
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