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    Great info,good thread,thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattieman View Post

    Ok for an early I would use Winston.
    For a second Early I would use Estima.
    Maincrop King Edward are hard to beat.
    I have never used grass clippings and straw before so you will have to tell me if it works
    thanks tattieman think i'll go for the king edward then i like jacket spuds, do i take some of the shoots off them? to get big spuds or just plant em as they grow cos they are big spuds anyway???

    guess i'll just go for the straw and grass planting then lol, i'm gonna try everything without digging this year, so it seems an easy solution, i can only kill em can't i lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaH View Post
    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
    Try and get something like 4:4:9 NPK or there abouts.

    Quote Originally Posted by helly View Post
    Wow ,this is a great thread as I am on my to pick up my tatties from JBA 2mor. I hope to grow mainly Salad tatties this year, I guess I would leave most of eyes on for Salad tatties?
    Yes see you tomorrow I would leave the eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by lynda66 View Post
    thanks tattieman think i'll go for the king edward then i like jacket spuds, do i take some of the shoots off them? to get big spuds or just plant em as they grow cos they are big spuds anyway???

    guess i'll just go for the straw and grass planting then lol, i'm gonna try everything without digging this year, so it seems an easy solution, i can only kill em can't i lol
    Leave 3/4 shoots and pack in the organic fertiliser and add plenty of water. They will grow big and tasty for you. I look forward to hearing about the straw and grass.

    Glad you are all enjoying the thread. Any more questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattieman View Post
    Any more questions?
    Can I grow spicy potato wedges?
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Can I grow spicy potato wedges?
    Haha what are you like

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    One quick one, I've got some 1st & 2nd earlies and maincrop ordered with you tattieman. I I guess I should chit them immediately I get them (end of Feb) and then plant them all at the same time and then I'll have a succession of crops through the year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazgaot View Post
    One quick one, I've got some 1st & 2nd earlies and maincrop ordered with you tattieman. I I guess I should chit them immediately I get them (end of Feb) and then plant them all at the same time and then I'll have a succession of crops through the year?
    Yes put them out to chit and they will start to grow little chits and then just pop them in when the time comes. I wil look out for your order at the end of this month Yes plant them all at the same time and they will all mature at different stages.

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    We are blessed by the gods to have you here Tattieman! This will be my first time ever trying to grow potatoes! I have some charlotte for my earlies and Desiree for a maincrop! I got them around early/mid January. I'm going to give some to a friend. I only want to try a few and see how I go!

    After reading this thread I suppose I had better let them chit then. I was until about a week ago keeping them in my downstairs cloakroom it is quite cold in there, as near the front of house no heating in there, the seeds started to sprout so put them in the fridge. Lots of the questions I had have been answered on here already! Thanks so much!
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