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    ooh i received my spuds today from tattieman, so excited, just informed OH that every wardrobe top will be covered in chitting spuds.

    lynda I normally manure my land or tubs and then plant, i made a stupid mistake last year by listening to someone who told me to put chicken manure in with the spud, it just rotted the seed as it rained a lot.,
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    hmmmmm might be a slight issue with manure, as i can't get any ...... i'll avoid chicken poo then ta xx

    never thought of the top of the wardrobe ...... better find somewhere else to put my books for 6 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynda66 View Post
    hmmmmm might be a slight issue with manure, as i can't get any ......
    I've never used manure in my life, just well-rotted compost. I get loads of spuds
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    compost isn't quite ready yet, but should be lovely in another month or 2 ....... fingers crossed for hundreds of spuds this year

    what about feeding??

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    Fertilizer:

    Apply 135g/sq.m (4oz per sq.yd) to the soil before planting and gently work into the soil.

    For container growing add at a rate of 140g/sq.m (4oz/sq.yd) Equivelent pot size is 30cm (12in) diameter pot - 10g. 38cm (15in) diameter pot - 15g. 50cm(20in) diameter pot - 30g.

    For 40litre grower bags we would recommend adding 45g.

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    thanks tattie, what type of fertilizer is best?? please

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    You had best go along to a local garden centre and have a look. Vitax do a good range and have a special potato one but so do other companies. I couldn't say what fertilizer is the best without trying them all first.

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    So is general purpose fertiliser ok then? First year growing and I know nowt about anything, fetiliser is a bit of a mystery. Hope the lambings going well
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