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the worst sound
« on: July 17, 2017, 14:37:59 »
in the garden, it's when you are lifting potatoes and you get that squish as the fork goes into one.....or today, into three! I hadn't realised quite how dry my soil was under the foliage, I made a right mess of it. My last but one Nicola....first time I've grown these, finding they take an age to cook, is that typical does anyone know?

johhnyco15

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 17:41:02 »
you should give tubs a go its a little expensive but no  squish from the fork or from the slugs
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 08:30:47 »
The forked spuds get used first, usually that day, you only lose a bit. Getting such a big crop this year you cant help hitting them, although a longer fork and start the first dig further back helps, but you need to be strong to lever them up.

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 12:34:47 »
I was going to say "Time gentlemen, please".

But I see you are thinking about sounds in the garden, and when I'm on my allotment, nothing absolutely nothing disturbs me.
Not mad, just out to mulch!

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 12:52:12 »
Heard that sound this morning.   Not good but we still use them as soon as possible.  The first slug damage is now appearing on my main crops (Desiree) so I'm going to lift them all.  they are mostly of a good size and I would rather lose a few small ones than have them eaten by those slimy little buglers.

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 15:18:38 »
Showing your age Beersmith?

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 20:05:58 »
At least you got enough tubers to be able to hit them with a fork. Under the row I dug today you would have been very very unlucky to hit a tuber at all. I reckon we got about 10 lbs from a 20 foot row. And I did not hit one with the fork!
Gardening is the great leveller.

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 21:03:41 »
small.... you must be psychic , my first fork in the ground today and .... crunch... didn't realise Charlotte had done so well , took more care after that ... so 80 lbs from 6 rows (54) .... and no slug damage.... :icon_cheers:

lottie lou

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Re: the worst sound
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 09:13:12 »
Johhnrco what growing medium do you use?  Soil, compost bought/your own?

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Re: the worst sound
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