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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:37 am    Post subject: xmas new potatoes. Reply with quote

Has anyone done this? I'm harvesting Charlotte at the moment, from bags. Can I chit the smaller ones and replant for a xmas crop? I've read about chilling them in the fridge. Any tips or experience?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh Charlottes, my favourite tater. I've not done this on purpose, but I did once have some Charlottes, that I had missed, re-grow and produce teeny taters.

Worth a try, but I would include some bigger taters in the mix. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I've sown four Cultras from Tesco in a bag, as they already had long sprouts. Also, I didn't want to waste my lovely new spuds... 6" compost, a bit of "potato fertilizer" granules, then another 6" on top. I'll just earth up as normal and hope for the best!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I harvested the last of last years taters (a mixed bunch) I packed some in peat in a box, ate some but forgot the rest. This spring they had opened the box lid on their own. So I 'freed' them into a bare space in the fruit garden. I am about to harvest some this week - I'll let you know how I go on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never done it myself, Tippben, but will this help?
https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Potato_Tubers_For_Autumn__Christmas_New_Potatoes/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed my chatted-but-unplanted seed today. They are one of the jobs that 'fell off the end' this year, due to other matters. Some look to be still viable, so having read this thread, I think I'll chance planting them. Sure what have I to lose? I even have some 'spent' potting compost!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect Blowin, thanks It seems that I'm doing things right!
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