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Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« on: April 28, 2006, 10:15:12 »
I can't find it, either!! So - here is the latest - just coming into flower -

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Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« on: April 28, 2006, 10:15:12 »

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 14:26:28 »
Wow Tim and I thought mine were doing well! What variety and when were they planted please?

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006, 14:38:03 »
4 March - Colleen.

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006, 19:15:12 »
Another fantastic picture!.....so sorry tim to have put you to so much trouble.......how tho, can a thread go missing?  ???

If.......you (or anyone else) suddenly comes across it....please let me know because it was some of the remarks/comments that I wanted to re-read  :(

As my leaves are just coming out of the latest lot of compost which is now level with the top of pot...I've followed your example & pushed some support sticks into the pot & wrapped a double layer of fleece around the lot (tied up at top) in case we get a frost tonight....

Will I have to keep on doing this however tall the potato grows in the pot (like yours I hope) whenever there's likely to be a frost?

Sorry to ask so many questions but learning & need to know!

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 09:21:53 »
Better had! If they are outside. Ours, as you can see, are not! Hence their 'precociousness'.
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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006, 09:52:23 »
Thanks Tim  :)

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006, 09:14:12 »
Tim,

I am trying to keep up with you!



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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006, 09:39:14 »
You'll win - having half killed mine (now in flower) by over-watering!!

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006, 16:28:35 »
trying to keep up with both of you but so far the technology to photograph something so infinitesimmily tiny  has elused mankind..... :(
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o well....they will grow....

eventually!
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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006, 18:22:35 »
Doing well outside but still behind allotments earlies which are in flower

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006, 19:03:52 »
Better alive than dead, Kitty!

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 20:01:03 »
:)
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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2006, 20:49:06 »
My - don't they look good!....my one that has stems & leaves up above level of compost & top of bucket -  stands outside all of the time (covered if frost threatened) seems to be doing well - stems look a bit 'lanky' but guess as more pop thru compost things will 'even up'a bit......the 'other one' I planted slightly later (different variety) I've 'topped up' twice with compost & soil mix but hasn't made any further appearances thru the soil in last few days....I'm wondering why?

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 21:13:04 »
:-\

I have two pots of pots...one romping away happily and the other one is not.

2nd one was planted a bit later, and it is growing, so think it's just another one of those things you need to be patient about!!

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Re: Hot Potato? - Pot Potato
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2006, 23:35:31 »
I finished planting my earlies and maincrop yesterday (May4) here in central Scotland. As one new to spud growing, I was guided by Jerry's posts and back on the 21st March I tried planting Red Duke, Sharpes Express, Foremost, Swift, and Lady Chrystl two sets each in  big pots outdoors. Red Duke are in the lead ( about 4" tall), Rocket are next, followed by Sharpe's Express. Swift and Lady C. are just showing but there's still no sign of Foremost.

 

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