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Thread: Polytunnel potatoes - advice for a novice please!

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    Aberdeenplotter is offline Gardening Guru
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    Strikes me that it's a waste of valuable indoor growing space growing something in there that is perfectly happy growing outdoors and spuds are much easier to control outdoors too

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    Doncasterpaul is offline Seedling
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    I have also tried early potatoes in my tunnel this year. And the exact same thing has happened. So it has been helpful reading your post
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    becky_jo is offline Germinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    Strikes me that it's a waste of valuable indoor growing space growing something in there that is perfectly happy growing outdoors and spuds are much easier to control outdoors too
    I'll bear that in mind next year!

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    nickdub is offline Early Fruiter
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    There's a case to be made for growing potatoes inside at odd times of year - for example so you can have some new potatoes at Xmas. But as has been said its easier to grow them outside in the Summer - you can do some in bags to start them inside, then move them out when you need the inside space for tomatoes or whatever - which is what I have done this year.

    Some people have grafted tomatoes on top of potatoes, as a get two crops form one plant strategy - I've not tried this myself.

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