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Mon 5-Apr-10
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Have you planted your potatoes?

I usually plant mine on Good Friday (ever since my Dad told me too). This year, what with the grim weather and other distractions I'm a tad behind schedule. But I'm planning on catching up tis week.

Thought I'm do some in containers and some in the ground this year. I want to free up some space for a Winter Potager - as Joy Larkom suggests in one of her books.

Mon 5-Apr-10
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Hi Magic Cochin Today I have planted the first lot of my potatoes in 17 liter poly pots loads more to do toimmorow these will be planted in 30 liter pots as my raised beds still not finished CrySteam hopefully they will be done by the end of the week .Dont know how others are doing though how many are you planting ?

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Mon 5-Apr-10
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Not many, 8 of each Rocket, International Kidney and Ratte.

I slightly regret choosing Rocket now - there was a huge selection and I new Dad used to chhose Rocket, so I did for sentimental reasons. Have heard it's good for resistance to problems but lacks flavour.

International Kidney is Jersey Royal by another name and Ratte is a superb French salad variety, both I've grown most years with success.

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This year iI think Ive taken on too many Ive increased my lot from6 of "forest gold and they were yummy .

Ive got around about 100 DohWhistle just dont tell my carer we are doing a few while shes here this evening have added another 10 to the pile outside maybe she wont noticeWink mind you this year suppling my brother sister-in-law as well as the new arrival + my mum,my carers family and little old me. my brother comming to help plant as well so all is not lost i hope we only have another 70 odd to go. Will try ratte next year as long as i survive this years lot Whistle

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Tue 6-Apr-10
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I  planted the bulk of my spuds yesterday Laugh

I can't wait for those first new spuds – delish!

This year I have - Red Duke of York, Charlotte, Desiree, Nadine, Juliette and Kepplestone Kidney - yes I do love spuds!!

Tue 6-Apr-10
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Love the sound of Kepplestone Kidney! 

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Apr-10
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They are a few self saved tubers (first time I've ever done this)

More details here http://www.heritage-potatoes.co.uk/shop.php?main_p.....cts_id=110

Sun 11-Apr-10
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My kidneys have been kepplestoned for a number of years now Sorry

Fascinating link, Jude. I assume that they supply seed potatoes, rather than just packs for the pot, yes?

Never knowingly underfed

Mon 12-Apr-10
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thought they were a bit expensive compared to jba that I bought mine from this year up to 20 kg the postage was around £6.50 ish although that site has a few different potatoes to the ones i got . Decided to order direct from seed provider instead of the manky looking ones I had seen in the shops ect. very impressed as came from scotland during all that white stuff (not tempting fateWhistle) it arrive within a couple of days in perfect condition all 136 of them plus 50 poly pots Smile

Mon 12-Apr-10
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I didn't order from them. I was just giving the link to show the variety. I actually ordered them a year or two back from Alan Romans (much cheaper), although he doesn't stock them at the moment. His link is http://www.alanromans.com/

Mon 12-Apr-10
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Jude said:

I  planted the bulk of my spuds yesterday Laugh

I can't wait for those first new spuds – delish!

This year I have - Red Duke of York, Charlotte, Desiree, Nadine, Juliette and Kepplestone Kidney - yes I do love spuds!!


If you like spuds then Latvia is the place to come, the spuds are delicious Cheers

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JoannaS said:


If you like spuds then Latvia is the place to come, the spuds are delicious Cheers


Do they have thier own Latvian varieties?

Wed 14-Apr-10
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I think so but not sure what. It may have a lot to do with the soil as well.

You'll like this place Jude http://www.celotajs.lv/w/e/berzini

(Here are some farm holidays while your at it, from the same site http://www.celotajs.lv/cont/wrth/worth/bounty_en.html - going to put together a possible programme to attract some friends out to visit this area after they have been helping out at some children's camps)

Wed 14-Apr-10
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Interesting links Joanna, I hope you persuade your friends to visit.

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Apr-10
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Me too! Will find somewhere to post some of the interesting things I and a friend came up with - probably have to be tomorrow now though EeekYawn

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