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Any sign of yer spuds yet?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:39 am    Post subject: Any sign of yer spuds yet? Reply with quote

I just peeked under the fleece over my raised beds yesterday and spotted a couple of shoots on my Colleen breaking through the surface.

Anyone else have outdoor potatoes up yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even sowed yet! Land too wet to get a tractor in.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been too wet and too cold where I am.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

9 bags of seeds approx. 20kgs each, staring at me everytime I go into the shed, driving me mad. Maybe it will turn out OK as the frosts might get them if I should plant now. I wont be using fleece. Thinking of staggering the planting at four lots of fortnightly intervals this year. I have rooster (2 bags), kerrs pink (1/2), golden wonder (2 1/2) and british queens seed (4).
I will be using the same plot as last year, 16 drills @ 30m long but extended by 8m in full sun, and I have a new plot that will be close to 50m long and approx. 20 drills but this one is in tree shade from mid afternoon onwards. I have 4 year old cattle dung to plough in on both plots. I was wondering about the shade though, would any of those varieties be better in the shade than the others or to put it another way would any of those varieties be better in the full sun plot? Or does it even matter? Drills are as good as east-west with the eastern end downhill.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The few that I missed from last year had sprouted, good 5 inches on them, but I had to pull them out. Thinking there were none left, I put some gooseberry down in Autumn.

Gifted the spuds to a friend. I expect a bagfull back!

I was in a well known city centre garden shop the other week, huge variety of potatoes being sold, and oh dear god were they being snapped up. Didnt realise there were so many varieties, or so many people mad about a personal growth of spuds. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just earthed-up my Colleen first earlies and planted my Sarpo Axonia maincrop today.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't got mine in, next week hopefully. Hope to plough on Monday maybe.
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