The Tatties Thread 2020

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  1. Islander77

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    I had forgotten this but when I had a polytunnel way back, I put potatoes in a corner and covered them in dry grass cuttings (sometimes les than dry) … They did well and I never lacked for potatoes. They are very versatile and real survivors. I have two old buckets with them in in hay now as I cannot dig.
     
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      Why do I do this to myself? I bought some butter today, I have chives growing AND I have charlotte spuds in the garden, no brainer with a homemade burger, (burger not as you know it).
       
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        Hi all, can someone give me some pointers with main crop potatoes. I have three sets of 5 gallon tubs with some in. On one some small amount of leaves has started to turn yellow and brown. I know there probably a billion things I should consider but if it does die off, is it 3 weeks to harvest?
         
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        I would not expect main crop to die off now. When did you plant them? A photo would help.
         
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        • pete

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

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          Sometimes bottom leaves go yellow, as long as the top ones are still green the plants and tubers are still growing.
           
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            It started with one but the whole flowers now look like they are dying. Can't remember the potatoes now, but I did three different ones, might of accidentally used an early species
             

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

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            Looks a bit fungal to me
            Mine often get like that, as long as the whole plant isn't dying I wouldn't be that bothered.
            Have you had a lot of wet weather?
             
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            I'll keep an eye on it and put it in quarantine
             
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