Tatties and stuff

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  1. Kilm

    Kilm Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi folks,

    I usually grow tatties in my back garden in tire stacks. I'm currently running at six stacks all now six tires high. I use a technique known as 'bluffing it' where I don't really know what I'm doing, but it all seems to end well.

    I went away for ten days though and upon return, they'd shot up about two foot. I've since piled on the compost, soil, feed, etc, but will the long stalks now sprout any tubers off them, or have I just lost about two tires worth of tatties?

    Also, could I in theory, just keep going up and up and up or is there a height limit on these things, apart from the obvious one of being crushed to death under a ton of soil and tires?

    Ta!
     
  2. Kleftiwallah

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    You have to settle for a balance of height of plant against production of tatties. All this verticalasity! may be detrimental to the tatties. Cheers, Tony.:blue thumb::yay::yes:
     
  3. JWK

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    Depends on the variety, most spuds don't produce extra tubers by earthing up. What are you growing?
     
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