Name: Dee Long
Date posted: August 22, 2011 - 08:04 pm
Message: I planted just the eyes of a potato with just a little meat of the the potato. They are have grown approximately 6" high can I transplant them in the ground? and how soon?
Date posted: July 31, 2011 - 10:01 am
Message: i've got my potatoes in very large pots,i got great foliage,but no flowers,now foliage starting to turn yellow,will i have potatoes if i dig them up.?? im an amatuer is u can no doubt tell!
Date posted: July 24, 2011 - 05:16 pm
Message: My cabbages are growing well but they are starting to have tiny holes in the leaves! I have checked them for butterfly eggs and caterpillers. I dont want to use anything harsh on them what do you suggest please?
Date posted: July 22, 2011 - 07:54 am
Message: i am growing potatoes in bagas and tubs they have been growing well have been in for approx. 10 weeks should the foliage be so tall as its falling over and breaking unable to keep upright iff so is it ok or have i done some thing wrong. foliage about 1 meter tall
Date posted: June 18, 2011 - 12:10 am
Message: I have 3 large tubs and have followed instructions to the letter. I have sewn the seed potatoes which have grown well and built up the compost levels as directed. The plants are now easily 18 inches tall. I sewed them in March, now mid June, I keep a lookout for flowers. None so far but where I expect to see a flower, there are tiny buds that seem to be eaten off or "clipped" (not by me). I have all new compost in my tubs but have not fed them with any tomato food as suggested. Is it too late to do this? No yellowing of leaves as yet. I am reluctant to disturb them incase the potatoes (if any) are not formed yet but I think the only way is to go ahead and have a peek I think. Perhaps I should wait until the leaves start to die down and turn yellow. I have just read that not all potatoes produce a flower, this is somewhat disconcerting!
Date posted: May 22, 2011 - 04:04 am
Message: My garden isn't very big so i've grown mine in ikea bags this year and they are doing really well
Date posted: May 19, 2011 - 09:31 am
Message: I am new to potato growing I have planted them in large pots I have had a feel round and I don't think I have any pototoes growing although the plant looks well and has started flowering I have planted earlies .
Date posted: May 12, 2011 - 12:18 pm
Message: my potatoes are growing in 3" by 2ft wood box is that enought room & when the stem turn yellow is it time to cut them back? what is the best time to plant and how long can u harvest them? p.s. i started growing them from a potatoes full of eyes. thank you
Name: f cotsford
Date posted: May 04, 2011 - 04:23 am
Message: my potatoes in a dust bin had great top growth but no potatoes under neath
Date posted: May 03, 2011 - 04:10 pm
Message: I got a half bag of Idaho potatoes that have eyes all over them. I cut them up, put toothpicks in them and placed them on top of water jars so they will sprout and grow stems. I have seen this done a long time ago, so I am trying this with these potatoes that have eyes all over them. I have about 24 jars of them. I would like to plant them into containers with compost, to raise the compost level as the stem grows taller. I want to watch and see what happens. I have not grown potatoes before. I just learned that it will take four months from planting to harvest, and to keep the soil moist, with good drainage. I will put dried leaves instead of straw around them to keep the grass weeds out, because this is what I have. I wantt to plant some in a raised bed and watch which method gives better results.
Name: Sara Maskell
Date posted: September 05, 2010 - 04:42 pm
Message: Brian, mine have purple flowers and are Maris Piper :)
Name: sarah marshall
Date posted: August 24, 2010 - 08:13 am
Message: I would like to plant potatoes ready to harvest for xmas. Is this possible? What variety and technique do i need to use - I am an amateur!!!! But do have raised beds
Date posted: August 13, 2010 - 05:46 pm
Message: A Friend has Spuds in pots in her garden
they are starting to bllom the flowers are a purple colour can you tell us the variaty as she cant member what they were