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    Most of mine were planted last weekend, the rest will be this weekend. Both earlies and main crop went in at the same time, the harvest is staggered not the planting time.
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    Good to know it's length of time to harvest not planting time that's important. I have about 5 earlies in tubs but itching to plant out the rest.

    Fingers crossed for spring soon. Not frosty here just v wet and windy
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    I'll be planting mine in two to three weeks' time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    Goodness me sit on your hands for a while you folks thinking of planting now and consider when your last frosts are. We can have frosts up here in June!! I aim to plant on 20th April annually although last year it was in to May.
    All mine are protected by either a plastic cover or a greenhouse. For the last 3 years our last frost has been on 26th April.
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    heavy rain again tomorrow so thats scuppered my plans for my spuds . atb Dal

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    Mine will be going out last week in March

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    Put a row of Kestrels in a couple of weeks back (gamble) and hopefully tomorrow will put the rest in plus Charlottes. They won't start growing until they're ready but with any luck they'll crop before blight strikes (which it usually does). Blight resistant mains will go in in April.

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    I did the early planting experiment some years ago, planting seed spuds at weekly intervals.

    It made no difference to the eventual time they got going: they won't grow until it's warm enough.

    Any leaves that appear in a frost will blacken and rot. Spuds sitting in cold wet soil are also liable to rot

    Mine will go in late March IF good weather's due
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