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    Bumblingbroccoli is offline Seedling
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    Default When are you planting out your spuds?

    When are you all planning to plant out your potatoes? And do you plant them all in one go or space the planting out out? Given heatwave last year, considering planting maincrop at same time as earlies so less effected by heat but maybe that's a bad idea...

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    Following this question with interest.

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    I was going to plant my first earlies this weekend but depending on the weather I might wait until it gets better before planting.
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    This month, assuming the sogginess goes down a bit. (I also need to make the beds up as well). I'm going to do the same as last year - dig a line of turf up and turn it over and plant in it using a bulb-planter. I'm trying one bed which is raised by putting turf cut from other places upside down on the soil. This year, I'm hoping I've got my measurements right so it does end up in the middle of the planned bed, not the path as I did last year...

    more urgency for earlies than maincrops.
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    End of this month begging of April.
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    Once this bout of stormy weather finishes mine will go in, earlies first, of course - but the rest all go in within a few days.
    I was taught that maincrop spuds are harvested later because they take longer to grow tubers, not because they get planted later
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    I hope to plant mine this weekend.
    Always try to get them in before St. Patrick's day.
    Hopefully the weather will comply.
    First earlies and the ground has been covered for the past week.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    19th April, St Joseph, the traditional day here.
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