Seed potatoes

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Seed potatoes

Post by badneighour » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:59 pm

Seed potatoes
I tried at the start of the year to get a crop of potatoes going but the rain stopped that. Now I have a number of raised beds
Is there somewhere I can buy seed potatoes. I know that I can buy potatoes and wait for the eyes to come, but I am just asking.
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Re: Seed potatoes

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:06 pm

badneighour wrote:Seed potatoes
I tried at the start of the year to get a crop of potatoes going but the rain stopped that. Now I have a number of raised beds
Is there somewhere I can buy seed potatoes. I know that I can buy potatoes and wait for the eyes to come, but I am just asking.
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If you can't get proper seed potatoes, try sticking some clean market potatoes under a fluorescent light in a dry place for a couple of weeks - they will shoot, and give you an earlier crop.
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Re: Seed potatoes

Post by badneighour » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:16 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
badneighour wrote:Seed potatoes
I tried at the start of the year to get a crop of potatoes going but the rain stopped that. Now I have a number of raised beds
Is there somewhere I can buy seed potatoes. I know that I can buy potatoes and wait for the eyes to come, but I am just asking.
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If you can't get proper seed potatoes, try sticking some clean market potatoes under a fluorescent light in a dry place for a couple of weeks - they will shoot, and give you an earlier crop.
I know that I can buy potatoes and wait for the eyes to come, but I am just asking.
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PS you do read all post lol
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Re: Seed potatoes

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:40 pm

I do.

The fluoro light speeds up the shooting process by far.
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Re: Seed potatoes

Post by badneighour » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:12 pm

StroppyChops wrote:I do.

The fluoro light speeds up the shooting process by far.
Ihave a swan fluro lamp I wil give it a go; I usualy use it to hacth my eggs
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Re: Seed potatoes

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:13 pm

Make sure it's not creating heat or your spuds will rot.
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