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Maincrops have flowered, first earlies haven't!


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Maincrops have flowered, first earlies haven't! Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I'm new on the forum but was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice?

I planted my first earlies (home guard) on St Patricks day. The young plants were coming along nicely until they got a bad burning with frost in mid April. This set some of them right back but they survived.

I planted some king Edwards in early May. They had caught right up with my earlies within a month and they have now flowered! My earlies however have not, despite being big strong healthy plants.

Should I go ahead and harvest my earlies now, even though they haven't flowered Given that they have been in the ground for four months now?

Any advice is much appreciated. Many thanks, Rory
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know about home guards but I do know that some spuds dont flower at all. Why not dig one up or have a rummage around and see what's underneath?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that also, but from reading some posts on here, home guards do flower, well they are supposed to! :-p
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