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Potatoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0gqzffoiaqun4 Jul 7, 2012. 2 Replies

I have planted 2 types of potato in the same bed earlies and main crop - how can i tell when they are ready some have had flower buds on them for a few weeks. Continue

Potato plant flowers? Good or bad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blicky Jun 27, 2012. 5 Replies

I have returned home from holidays to find foxes have trampled my veg bed. The netting has come off the brassicas and they've been eaten. The potato plants however are doing well but i noticed they…Continue

Crop rotation - help on what to plant where.

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0gqzffoiaqun4 Apr 9, 2012. 18 Replies

I'm confused by crop rotationI have a vegpatch split into 4 beds plus a patch beside fence for rhubarb I have come across conflicting advice: [ ? where i am unsure and the list at the end I'm not…Continue

potato planting help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1hwh68zsgaihc Apr 7, 2012. 9 Replies

I have a bag of king edward seed potatoes ready to plant - when is best to plant in the ground and how much spacing do they need. [i think they are main crop]Continue

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Fred Hogg replied to bonniescot's discussion Potatoes
"The earlies, if planted at the end of march, should be ready now, dig one up and have a look. Maincrop will not be ready till the end of august/ september."
Jul 7, 2012
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Potatoes

I have planted 2 types of potato in the same bed earlies and main crop - how can i tell when they are ready some have had flower buds on them for a few weeks. See More
Jul 7, 2012
Blicky replied to bonniescot's discussion Potato plant flowers? Good or bad
"When you get the flowers, it's a good sign This is when you need to ensure they have plenty of water as they are now growing I remove my flowers to ensure all the spare goodness and energy goes into the tubers rather than into the flower. Not…"
Jun 27, 2012
chocolatelikesnow replied to bonniescot's discussion Potato plant flowers? Good or bad
"I leave them because they don't see to do any harm and because I think they are really pretty! :)"
Jun 27, 2012
Mr Farmer replied to bonniescot's discussion Potato plant flowers? Good or bad
"I sowed yesterday lettuce and radish because they don't need to much time."
Jun 27, 2012
Colin Robinson replied to bonniescot's discussion Potato plant flowers? Good or bad
"Some people will say remove the flowers but farmers don't bother and they seem to get decent yields. Still plenty of time to sow carrots, beetroot, winter greens, etc."
Jun 26, 2012
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Potato plant flowers? Good or bad

I have returned home from holidays to find foxes have trampled my veg bed. The netting has come off the brassicas and they've been eaten. The potato plants however are doing well but i noticed they are flowering is this good/ bad should I pick them? What's good to plant in the ground now? As I have a lot of bare patches to fill in. See More
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Fred Hogg replied to bonniescot's discussion Crop rotation - help on what to plant where.
"With the raised bed that I am growing the Kelsaes in. I dug out best part of 2 feet, filled with 18" of Shire Horse manure and covered this with 4" of top soil, it drains very, very well. I have to get mammoth onions growing in that medium…"
Apr 9, 2012
Blicky replied to bonniescot's discussion Crop rotation - help on what to plant where.
"Cheers Fred I have to admit, I grow my onions in the same place  I grow some in my tunnel and some on my plot I do find however the ones in the tunnel don't suffer with mildew and rot, whereas the ones outside tend to get too much water I…"
Apr 9, 2012
Fred Hogg replied to bonniescot's discussion Crop rotation - help on what to plant where.
"Well I am working to Robinsons instructions, they have been growing onions in the same beds for 140 years, in there blurb they say to remove any "suspect onions" and a little of the soil around them, then give that area a dose of Jeyes…"
Apr 9, 2012
bonniescot replied to bonniescot's discussion Crop rotation - help on what to plant where.
"thanks everyone I do have several gardening books but they all say something different. planted potatoes and onions today to get things growing.  what about strawberries - pots?"
Apr 8, 2012

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At 7:16 on January 6, 2011, Blicky said…

Hi, with regards to your post regarding chickens, by the time you have purchased the hutch, the fencing to keep the foxes out, the food which isn't cheap, it is hardl worth keeping them

You will have to produce a lot of eggs just to get you money back and when I worked it out, it would take 2-3 years minimum before it started to pay

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