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spuds

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seed potatoes
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:04:23 AM »

 do any of you out there cut your seed potatoes in half ?
do you think it harms the crop?
when do you cut yours if at all?
just before planting ?
when you set them up chitting ?

why all the questions from some one who grows potatoes every year , the seed potatoes are getting so expensive  RedFaced:-(

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Re: seed potatoes
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:31:09 PM »

Hello spuds i dont cut my seed spuds but there is people that do we have one at our site thats cuts them and seems to do ok with them i always thought that it may encourage disease to get into the tubers ..  What price do they charge for seed spuds in your neck of the woods ?   we go to a seed spuds sale near to us they charge 1.30 a kilo there
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Re: seed potatoes
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 08:46:32 PM »

I have bought a potato growing kit as I have not got the allotment anymore.

 It is, 3 30 litre pots with first earlies, mids and lates.

Will grow them in the patio area at home now that I am growing at home.

They reckon you should get a good crop from them I will keep you posted how it goes.
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Re: seed potatoes
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 08:54:02 AM »

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Hello spuds i dont cut my seed spuds but there is people that do we have one at our site thats cuts them and seems to do ok with them i always thought that it may encourage disease to get into the tubers ..  What price do they charge for seed spuds in your neck of the woods ?   we go to a seed spuds sale near to us they charge 1.30 a kilo there


2.75 for two kilo from wilko
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Re: seed potatoes
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »

Well we went to the spud sale saturday it was busy as normal got our spuds all we need now is for the weather to improve  .. 
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