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    BB48 - I've merged you with the current thread on the topic; have a read of the above and see if that helps, or confuses you even more.


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    I've just bought my first every seed potatoes picked Pentland Javelin because I liked the name my local seed merchant let me buy just 10 as I'm growing them in buckets. They're in a egg box just now in the kitchen so I'll read up where's the best place to chit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPOST CORNER View Post
    Another question Tattieman. I will be growing some charlotte, nicola and pink fir apple in the larger Morrisons buckets, could I get a few off to an earlier start in an unheated GH? If so, roughly when could I start them?
    I start a few spuds in buckets in an unheated greenhouse in Feb - but I wrap the pots in bubblewrap and I cover them with fleece at night. Worth it to get a crop of good new potatoes in May though.
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    I wonder if any other grapes have the same concern as me?
    What yield per potato, should we be looking for?
    Earlies, Second Earlies and Maincrop.
    I have the feeling I expect too much.

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    I hope to be planting some earlies in 'inside out' fertiliser bags this weekend. Without me trolling back through tattiemans listing, or God forbid it, using the 'word not to be mentioned' s**rch function, can anyone remember how many spuds were put in each bag? Mine were originally 20Kg fert bags but they will be rolled down by about half.

    Unless I learn differently I will be placing ONE spud in each, buried about half way in 8 inches of compost. As the plants grow I will top up to about 12 inches.

    PS Note to myself.....remember to punch some holes in the bottom of bags!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    I hope to be planting some earlies in 'inside out' fertiliser bags this weekend. Without me trolling back through tattiemans listing, or God forbid it, using the 'word not to be mentioned' s**rch function, can anyone remember how many spuds were put in each bag? Mine were originally 20Kg fert bags but they will be rolled down by about half.

    Unless I learn differently I will be placing ONE spud in each, buried about half way in 8 inches of compost. As the plants grow I will top up to about 12 inches.

    PS Note to myself.....remember to punch some holes in the bottom of bags!
    Nee chitting like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    I hope to be planting some earlies in 'inside out' fertiliser bags this weekend. Without me trolling back through tattiemans listing, or God forbid it, using the 'word not to be mentioned' s**rch function, can anyone remember how many spuds were put in each bag? Mine were originally 20Kg fert bags but they will be rolled down by about half.

    Unless I learn differently I will be placing ONE spud in each, buried about half way in 8 inches of compost. As the plants grow I will top up to about 12 inches.

    PS Note to myself.....remember to punch some holes in the bottom of bags!
    I think it's 2/3 in 40 litre bags.

    Not sure how that equates to a 20kg bag of fertiliser though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPOST CORNER View Post
    Another question Tattieman. I will be growing some charlotte, nicola and pink fir apple in the larger Morrisons buckets, could I get a few off to an earlier start in an unheated GH? If so, roughly when could I start them?
    I would wait till about the middle of February before you try anything just incase of frost. Just do a bucket of each and see how you go.
    The weather is still cold here but down south I am sure it will be warmer.

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