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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Potatoes going bad / Fig tree Reply with quote

Hi about a month ago i sorted out all of my potatoes, first big yield, removed all the bad ones wit cuts, holes, rot etc, and bagged the rest in hessian sacks stored in my shed.
I went through the bags the other day and found several potatoes rotting and starting to ferment. ive removed them, checked the rest and put them back in bags.
Im just wondering is there any chance that this could keep happening and would the ones i put back in the bags be in danger of rotting by coming into contact with them.

Another question relating to a fig tree i bought this year, its potted about 1 year old, the foliage came off around september but the buds have already started opening, i was oging to put it into the shed to protect it from the frost but im concerned now that the leaves may have come out to early. Any advice would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very important to only store perfect potatoes as the rot will spread. You also need to periodically go through them and take out any bad ones, your nose will lead you to them. Are they sweating in the bags?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, no they are not sweating, double hessian sacks to keep them in the dark but theyre not sweating. the sacks are a little moist where the rotting potatoes made contact with the bags
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure Tagwex will correct me if I'm wrong, but I would be a little worried about contamination from the mould on the bags?

As for the fig, not had any experience myself, but my sister who lives in England, in an area not known for it's tropical climate (!) has a fig growing well outside despite several very cold winters. I think your young plant should be fine in a sheltered spot, even if you lose a few buds to frost. As it is in a pot I'd keep it dry, as it will stand the cold but not cold and wet.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sue for the reply, i might take a chance and wash the bags just in case
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