Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Blight resistant potatoes


 
Most Recent Posts My intro
Last post: Greengage
Hi all
Last post: Greengage
Hello and help needed on watering
Last post: Greengage
Christmas reading.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Mayo
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 Jun 2013
Posts: 42
Location: Co Mayo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:09 pm    Post subject: Blight resistant potatoes Reply with quote

Hi,

This year we planted blight resistant potatoes and they were a great success.

We were wondering if we could take some of these smaller potatoes and let them chit for next year please?

Would they still be blight resistant or would it be best to just buy them from the shops?

Many thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What variety did you use? According to a spud-expert friend of mine, who grows about 50 varieties, mostly heritage, they will be fine. I got my Lord Roeberrys form him and even though a couple of plants got blighted, he tells me they should be ok.

I've put them in a single layer in a shallow box and left them in a cool, frost-free place, in the light, not dark.
I'll check them periodically to make sure they are ok. If any look dodgy, I'll remove them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mayo
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 Jun 2013
Posts: 42
Location: Co Mayo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Goog Guy,

I have totally forgotten which variety the potatoes were!!

Do you think a cold greenhouse will be ok to let them chit?

Thank you for replying
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, as long as there is no frost. Mine are in a shed. It's dim but not dark. If the frost threatens I'll have to find somewhere cool indoors.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Garden Shop
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Aug 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Laois

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mayo

Good air flow around your seed potatoes is important when storing

Place a thick layer of old newspaper or straw under your potatoes and cut a number of holes in the box for circulation
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)