subs-october
subs-october

Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 41
Like Tree57Likes

Thread: True Potato Seed Challenge/ Experiment/ Thing

  1. #1
    Norfolkgrey's Avatar
    Norfolkgrey is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    You get one guess :)
    Posts
    4,566

    Default True Potato Seed Challenge/ Experiment/ Thing

    As some of you know I am planning to have a bash at True Potato Seeds next year and I know one grape would like to see the results, so I will post my progress on here. If anyone else is having a go please feel free to add your progress.

    If anyone fancies some extra TPS reading, here are a couple of sites for you. Daughter of the Soil: Sowing potatoes from TPS and Sowing TPS-True Potato Seed | TaterMaterSeeds.com

    I plan to sow the first of my (scrounged from other grapes ) seed on the 1st March so watch this thread (then you can let me know where it is hiding )
    Fruity and Nutty

  2. #2
    sparrow100's Avatar
    sparrow100 is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,699

    Default

    I've got some I'd like to give a go at growing. I think they are coloured spuds, but am trying to get hold of some Skagit Magic for the blight resistance.
    Nicos, Norfolkgrey and Jungle Jane like this.
    http://mudandgluts.com - growing fruit and veg in suburbia

  3. #3
    Lisasbolt's Avatar
    Lisasbolt is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Almeria, Spain
    Posts
    2,254

    Default

    Good luck, i will keep an eye on this thread something i have always been interested in.
    Norfolkgrey likes this.
    I grow 70% for us and 30% for the snails, then the neighbours eats them


  4. #4
    cheapskate chaz is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Milverton Somerset
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Would it be possible to have a dedicated board on our wonderfull spuds? so that threads like these can be easily accessed, I love spuds and there is so many varieties and techniques to learn to get the best from them, it`s been quite a slog to go round the other threads and boards to find various items of interest. If any other Tatty lover would voice their approvall and support, maybe it`ll happen, I`m subscribing to this thread and look forward to the rewards of all endeavours to our great spuddies.
    Norfolkgrey likes this.
    Girls are like flowers, a little attention every day and they`ll blossom.

  5. #5
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    51,081
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Its not possible to have a dedicated board for every veg or fruit. There'd be far too many!
    If a thread is very popular it is Stickied at the start of the Board.
    Threads that are considered to be useful references are moved to the Archived Growing Techniques board where there is already

    Duronal's Potatoes from Seed Experiment '08 and into '09

    If you subscribe to the threads you're interested in, you can keep up with developments.
    Scarlet, Norfolkgrey and Ryez like this.
    Look on the bright side

  6. #6
    Norfolkgrey's Avatar
    Norfolkgrey is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    You get one guess :)
    Posts
    4,566

    Default

    Well I managed to sow my TPS seeds today. My scrounged off grapes seeds - Fortyfold, Skagit Magic and Golden Wonder (All 2012, TPS are meant to have a 10 year lifespan). Also through a strange series of events on Friday I found my saved ones from last year - Vanessa (why I had put them where there were is beyond me ). So I have sown some of those as well.

    For those unfamiliar with TPS, they are the seed from the berry that is often formed when a potato flowers. I have included a piccie of the seeds below.

    Attachment 62293

    I have just sown 4 ish seeds to a plastic cup of MPC and bunged them in the airing cupboard. So not very exciting at the moment, but fingers crossed

    Attachment 62294

    Edit: Sorry about the pics - still getting to grips with new pc
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 02-03-2016 at 06:05 PM.
    Fruity and Nutty

  7. #7
    Lisasbolt's Avatar
    Lisasbolt is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Almeria, Spain
    Posts
    2,254

    Default

    Wow, i have seen the berries before but not the seed, they are tiny.
    Now i will await the photo of them sprouting
    Norfolkgrey likes this.
    I grow 70% for us and 30% for the snails, then the neighbours eats them


  8. #8
    Ananke's Avatar
    Ananke is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,024

    Default

    I'll enjoy following your progress, good luck.

    I'm still saving and growing the potatoes that I grew from TPS some years ago.
    BUFFS, Norfolkgrey and Zelenina like this.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts