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    I potted up my 6 into their big flower buckets and pots the other day. Some had the thick roots on which will swell into tubers, so they're doing the right thing! I potted them well down so just the top tuft of leaves show. Exciting eh?
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    how big are everyone's plants?

    I did sow mine a bit later than most (22 March) but the plants are all still tiny! I potted loads up into 3" pots a week or two ago, and they are pretty much all still at the 2 or 3 leaf stage with a few straggly roots (a couple did have those teeny tiny embryonic tubers on though, which was dead exciting - and I noticed a bit of blue on some of the blue ones!)

    Am I way behind or is anyone else wondering when their spuds will actually take off??

    Will definitely sow earlier next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    how big are everyone's plants?

    I did sow mine a bit later than most (22 March) but the plants are all still tiny! I potted loads up into 3" pots a week or two ago, and they are pretty much all still at the 2 or 3 leaf stage with a few straggly roots (a couple did have those teeny tiny embryonic tubers on though, which was dead exciting - and I noticed a bit of blue on some of the blue ones!)

    Am I way behind or is anyone else wondering when their spuds will actually take off??

    Will definitely sow earlier next year!
    Mine are only 3 or 4 inches tall but well established in the allotment soil!
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    My largest is approx 12", unfortunately i managed to kill off two of my plants with ambitous earthing up. I'm assuming that they died as they didn't have enough of am energy store to shoot through the soil. Still I've had a proper stomp about the foolishness of my mistake, i'll chalk it up in the memory to avoid doing the same next year.

    The remaining 15 plants seem to be growing well, my fingers are crossed so i hope that i get some tubers.

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    I've got 2 in the greenhouse, both in big pots. They are coming to the top of the pots now so will earth up to the top and just leave them be, only watering when needed.


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    Mine are about 6" above the pots - the pots are just a tad smaller than a flower bucket.
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    I'm afraid I have to report a 'death' in the family - of this experiment - the Roosters were planted out into a flower bucket and some darned nocturnal creature dug the lot up - RIP Rooster!

    I will start again - deeper and straight into flower buckets - keeing inside until VERY big!

    Staring again this weekend - will keep you updated.


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