Potato Kits

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  1. David Cook

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    Hello, i have been given a potato kit, we 3 sets and a potato bags but no instructions.

    Couple of questions;

    When is the best time to plant?

    Do i need to do anything before hand?

    What soil is best?

    Sorry never grown potatoes before
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Well I'm not a bag grower but I'll start this off.:smile:

    A good multipurpose compost would be ok, if you can mix that with 50% garden soil that would be good.
    If your out door growing you need to be aware the plants will not tolerate any frost, so starting too early is not the best idea.
    What variety of spud do you have?
     
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      My Dad used to start planting Potatoes on Good Friday, I do the same.
      Hope this helps David.
       
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        Assuming these are first early I would start chitting them mid_Feb and aim to plant them in the bags mid March, depending on weather. I protect my early sowings with fleece on frosty nights.

        The traditional time to plant outside is Easter but as that varies by around 4 weeks I would go by the weather. My Father used to plant at Easter on the Farm, that was mainly because we needed a supply of temporary labour to get it done, people in those days were happy to work over their holidays to earn a bit of spare cash.
         
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        • David Cook

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          The three tubers sets that I got are Maris Piper, Charlotte and Vivaldi.

          The Charlotte and Vivaldi have little shots starting.

          Where is the best place to store them at this time. I aint going to put them out the shed as we have had frost a lot.
           
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          Store them somewhere light, cool but frost free.
           
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          • David Cook

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            Ok, thank you all, will put them in a room with no heating and should be ok.
             
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