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seed potatoes in B+Q now

Post: # 135662Post Rosendula
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:35 pm

Just thought I'd let you know that B+Q have their seed potatoes in - £3.48 for 2.5kg, or you can buy 2 for £5.
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Post: # 135927Post Mr_Moon
Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:59 pm

is that a lot of seeds....

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Post: # 135928Post Rosendula
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:03 pm

Hi Mr Moon,
in a 2.5kg bag there's between about 22 and 32 depending on the size of them. :mrgreen:
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Post: # 136563Post hippy chick
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:05 pm

roughly how many tatties would that grow? :salute:
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Post: # 136576Post Annpan
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:46 pm

last year, I got 1 potato for every seed I planted, this year I got about 6 potatoes for every seed potato.... I guess it depends on what kind of year it is but I would go for around the 6 per seed for planning purposes.
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Post: # 137269Post Bexz
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:52 pm

yeah we got around 5-6 totties per seed last year too.
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Post: # 137542Post MuddyWitch
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:15 pm

Looks like I may have to go & buy more seed potatoes...

My doppy mutt just ate the ones I'd set to chitting in the consevatory! :?

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Post: # 140969Post Neil Freeman
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:13 pm

:scratch: :sunny: :scratch: :sunny: :scratch:
Iv'e been reading a few articles on potato chitting but none of them mention cutting the seed potatoes into smaller pieces to produce more plants, has anyone got any advice.
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Post: # 140970Post Neil Freeman
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:15 pm

:scratch: :sunny: :scratch: :sunny: :scratch:
Iv'e been reading a few articles on potato chitting but none of them mention cutting the seed potatoes into smaller pieces to produce more plants, has anyone got any advice.
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Post: # 140972Post pumpy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:28 pm

Hi Neil, i've had perfectly healthy-looking plants growing from peices of peel on the compost heap, which i have subsequently planted. They have produced a decent crop, but the tubars tend to suffer from blight. I guess that if you cut/halve your seeds,then they will be open to desease...... but it's only a guess. I presume that, as the seeds are O.K'd by the marketing board, then they are not meant to be "tampered" with, but i s'pose its worth trying a few for comparison.
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Re: seed potatoes in B+Q now

Post: # 140975Post Rosendula
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Hi Neil,
Pumpy's right. It leaves them open to disease. That said, a lot of people do it, so it's up to you if you want to take the risk. On a similar note, I read somewhere that if you score the bottom of the seed with a knife it helps the seed rot down as the plant grows, allowing more of the energy to go to the plant and the new potatoes. I also read that you shouldn't do this. :scratch: So last year I did it with half of my plants. One, that I had scored, suffered black leg (or is it black rot?). Apart from that, there was absolutely no difference between the plants.
Rosey xx

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