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    I remember my Dad also used to build a clamp to store the potatoes overwinter. He grew enough to keep a family of 7 kids fed, and they'd last well into the spring. He grew loads of stuff, and we were all expected to help with planting and harvesting. I didn't think much of it then, but it's stood me in good stead through the years, and obviously didn't put me off 'grow your own'. He did have a lot more space though!
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    Snadger, since this thread has been woken up, - I'd like an update please
    Did you move up to a full size wardrobe?
    Do you still have the clamps?
    What was your verdict ?
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    ^^^ did you wake this thread up then VC or was it something (even more) mysterious?
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    Don't be silly, Baldy, I can't wake anything up, so it was someone even more mysterious ..............

    It was..........................Bren http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ighlight=clamp

    I am however, intrigued by the thought of a wardrobe that looks like Snadger
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    I went to Newcastle (once) - really, anything is possible there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Snadger, since this thread has been woken up, - I'd like an update please
    Did you move up to a full size wardrobe?
    Do you still have the clamps?
    What was your verdict ?
    Me to I'd also like to know how you went on and if you're still using clamps.
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    The answer is NO I aint using clamps now since i built my Summerhouse. The tatties keep fine in there, stored in thick cardboard boxes.

    If I didn't have storage facilities I would certainly use a clamp again. I think the following year after that I ditched the wardrobe. I plied straw on a dry section of the plot (near to a tree who's roots dried the soil out), put tatties on top,covered with more straw, dug a trench around clamp to act as a drain and piled the soil on top leaving a wisp of straw out the top. Had good results with this as well!
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