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cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 10:40 am    Post subject: Planting spuds this weekend?  Reply with quote    

Past the worst of the frosts now... Seems like time to get the spuds in, do you think?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I intend to plant mine tomorrow

monkey1973



Joined: 17 Jan 2005
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Location: Bonnie scotland
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It has still got the potential to be quite chilly up here so I'll be waiting a few weeks yet. I've still got a lot of areas to dig over anyway so a few weeks grace won't do me any harm. The tatties are chitting nicely anyhow.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm a bit suspicious about the weather too, Monkey. It's only March - plenty of time for some more frost.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We don't get much frost where we are.

Guest






PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My second earlies went in last week, and the mains will go in in a couple of week's time I think. I need to build a new bed for them, though.

monkey1973



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I recall, late April, a couple of years ago I went to the local Klondyke and treated myself to a stack of new herbaceous perens. Came home, planted them and woke up the next morning to a deep white frost over the whole area. Gutted!

Jeff



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got my Marris Bard early new potatoes in last monday... ended up with some left over so whacked them into a great big pot that I went out to buy for them...

*Fluffykitten*



Joined: 03 Dec 2004
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Location: Merthyr Tydfil
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ive got my Pentland Javelin erlies in builders buckets which are growing well. Going to put my maincrop in next week, again in buckets as we havnt got a definate answer on an allottment yet.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Right, I've got the earlies in (variety rocket). Three rows. That's really more than I need, but what the hell. Still got some left.

Also got some strange purple ones (I've been saving them as seed for the last year or two since I bought some for eating... Seem to be growing happily every year) going in an old bin.

Might get the main crop in soon too. I'll have too many of those (pink fir apple and desiree) too!

Mrs Fiddlesticks



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the ground's been rotavated etc ready just need to plant them out. last year we did it at Easter as tradition dictates, but of course Easter is early this year, so not panicking for a week or two yet.

(we finished planting the onions and shallots instead at the weekend)

Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
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Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine are in we built a raised bed,well sort or a terrace thingy last year to level off the garden and I bagsied the largest bit for my spuds Hubbies 'flower garden' bit is decreasing as we speak....

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Potatoes have very attractive flowers and lovely foliage. On those grounds, his flower beds are actually increasing.

Also, don't forget peas, broad beans and French beans, all highly decorative

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm armed to the teeth with seeds,pots,trays an a host of other stuff ready for a long day tomorrow - its our first year for planting our own stuff. We made the beds last autumn, have been recycling all sorts of plastic containers since then - We seem to have a huge ammount of stuff to sow and I dont mind admitting its a little scary sure we'll survive though......

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

boff wrote:
We seem to have a huge ammount of stuff to sow and I dont mind admitting its a little scary sure we'll survive though......


Just enjoy it. Some things are harder than others to grow and some grow like weeds. But once the weather warms up and the garden is full of stuff to eat, the failures won't seem important at all.

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