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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: potato growing Reply with quote

Hi
Im from west of Ireland and wondering what type of seed potatoes I should sow for this area
Made drills on good agri land (first time dug)
Would be grateful for any advice on this
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about home guard, colleen or orla as first earlies or british queen and records for second earlies or main crop
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Home guard
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourites are Sharpes Express for firsts, Caitriona for seconds and Cara for main crop. All seem to do well in my clay soil here
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Arran banner or victory, you might also be interested in reading this info from the dept of Ag.
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingsectors/crops/seedcertification/topspotatocentre/PotatoBook010610.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: potato growing Reply with quote

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Hi
Im from west of Ireland and wondering what type of seed potatoes I should sow for this area
Made drills on good agri land (first time dug)
Would be grateful for any advice on this
Dave


What type of potatoes do you like to eat, waxy or floury? Or what way do you like your spuds, ie mashed, boiled, chipped, etc? When you buy prátaí in the grocers, what varieties do you normally go for?

Great username, by the way!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank all of for your help
Favourite seems to be HOME GUARD and I mght try kerr pinks. Hoping to plant next week if wether picks up.
Thanks again
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am from Castlegregory on the Dingle Peninsula and I planted kerr pinks.They are growing vigouriosly even without fertiliser.I am growing mine in a raised bed which seems to be the easiest method for me.I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Tasty spuds Reply with quote

Just had my first potatoes - red duke of York , highly recommend them - so tasty
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My second earlies (British Queen, Charlotte, Estima, Kestrel) have now overtaken my first earlies (Duke of York, Home Guard, Land Leaguer, Orla, Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York) in terms of haulm size!

It just goes to show, the earlier you get potatoes (or any seed/plant) in, does not mean the sooner you get them out.
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