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spuds showing

Post: # 273716Post cideristhefuture
Sun May 05, 2013 6:37 pm

Anyone have any showing yet? Even just a bit!!!

Mean outside planted. Put first ones in March time, when we had a weekend of sun.

Also wondering if it will be a bad year again due to lack of rain...

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Post: # 273718Post diggernotdreamer
Sun May 05, 2013 10:14 pm

I planted my outdoor spuds in February and I noticed they were starting to come up when I looked two days ago, strangely, the Sante which are an early maincrop are doing better than the earlies. Hoping to eat my first earlies from the polytunnel in the next week or so, I had a sneaky peek under the mulches and there are little spuds there about bantam egg size

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Post: # 273725Post oldjerry
Mon May 06, 2013 7:11 am

Planted first earlies in buckets,2nd week in March,earthed up twice so far.

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Post: # 273727Post Odsox
Mon May 06, 2013 7:41 am

diggernotdreamer wrote: Hoping to eat my first earlies from the polytunnel in the next week or so
Aha, beat you ..we had our first cook yesterday. 4 the size of pullets eggs and lots of smaller ones but they're growing fast now that the overnight temperatures are a bit better, so I expect to dig a root for every meal from next Sunday onwards.

The outdoor ones are now starting to pick up a bit, they are very late though.
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Post: # 273741Post doofaloofa
Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Planted mine on St Patricks day and covered them with black plastic

They've been up for a couple of weeks now and showing good growth

I pull back the plastic on clear nights to protect from frost and will continue to do so till the beggining of june
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Post: # 273771Post doofaloofa
Tue May 07, 2013 7:03 pm

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Post: # 273773Post diggernotdreamer
Tue May 07, 2013 7:17 pm

I didn't want to have to do this, but on behalf of all the lady gardeners (?) here goes
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Post: # 273801Post vancheese
Thu May 09, 2013 6:32 am

Are you still getting frost? in May?

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Re: spuds showing

Post: # 273803Post doofaloofa
Thu May 09, 2013 6:46 am

vancheese wrote:Are you still getting frost? in May?
Only if I forget to cover them one night

Seriously though,probably not, but on a clear still night I'd sooner cover up than see all my work spoiled

ner cast a clout til may is out and all that

*edit-Oh yeah we had a hail shower yesterday...CLIMATE CHAOS!!!*
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