Potatoes in Bins

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Re: Potatoes in Bins

Post: # 225991Post chuck_n_grace
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:54 am

Hi,
I'm a bit slow here. What's a 'tuber'? :oops:

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Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:43 pm

:iconbiggrin:

That's the potato, Chuck. 1 potato = one tuber.

Failing that, it's a badly-spelled brass instrument. We'll go for the potato, I think.

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Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:18 pm

Sorry Chuck, and ha ha MKG :lol:

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Post: # 226177Post godfreyrob
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:48 am

I have tried this twice and got really poor yields both times.

Not a problem except for the time/money spent on filling with compost/soil :(

First time I used 100% compost and each spud probably cost me £3!!!

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Post: # 226187Post Big Al
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:44 am

godfreyrob wrote:I have tried this twice and got really poor yields both times.

Not a problem except for the time/money spent on filling with compost/soil :(

First time I used 100% compost and each spud probably cost me £3!!!

The thing is a lot of people just leave the tats to themselves in pots or bins just like leaving them in theground but in the ground they get the water and feed that they need wherein a container they are reliant on the grower to feed and water them much like dogs....

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Post: # 226496Post JillStephens7
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:43 pm

Aaaah!

Well have been lucky enough to be getting a caouple each of a few varieties leftover from a local potato day so am going to give it a go with the grow bags.

What do you feed them with/ how often? I mostly just use homemade nettle fertiliser but plus some tomoto feed for fruit and veggies. Would either of these be any good?

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Post: # 226592Post Green Aura
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:50 pm

I never feed my spuds with anything :shock: Which is probably why I always get such a poor crop.

Just as well I'm not a spud lover, eh? :lol: Now if anyone can tell me how to grow rice in the north of Scotland...........
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Post: # 226816Post JillStephens7
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:14 pm

Green Aura wrote: Now if anyone can tell me how to grow rice in the north of Scotland...........
Well it won't strictly speaking make it grow, but if it's just a growing EFFECT your after, you could try a microscope :iconbiggrin:

So sorry, I don't know what's got into me tonight :roll:

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Post: # 226829Post chuck_n_grace
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:47 am

Our spuds update!

We have 4 to 5 potato plants growing in each of the two 20 gallon containers. The plants are about 3" high and starting to spread out. Leaves look great.

However, I don't have the heart to cover the plants with dirt. =) I'll leave them be.

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