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Post by gingerjo on Tue 31 Mar 2009 - 22:09

I don't know if anyone is interested, but the news of the world did this offer for a free potato kit. You get 5 tubers, one 30l grow bag and 2 x 13l bags, plus 5 packets of seeds. Just pay 3.99 p&p. Its a great offer if you fancy growing potatoes and do not have the room as you can do it on a patio. I haVE ordered one to try in our garden. You just need compost.

GO to www.plantoffers.com and the offer code is nwp30w

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Tue 31 Mar 2009 - 22:18

Bum, already got mine chitting on the windowsill! That's a cracking deal! Never mind.

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 31 Mar 2009 - 22:22

Ours are in the ground!
Be interesting to see how you get on with them though Jo.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 31 Mar 2009 - 22:44

Cheers, Jo.
Just ordered one. Gotta be worth a try. Mr Green

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Post by gingerjo on Tue 31 Mar 2009 - 23:00

OH definately, its a bargain. Seeds could be worth about a fiver!

Mine are chitting in the dining room Tina, I told Bob to plant ours at the w/e but he wouldn't listen Di!!

Will do them this w/e.

I hope these don't turn up when I'm away.

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Post by cb on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 11:19

Malcolm got some for his birthday at the beginning of February from my sister, and they're still sitting in the bag!

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Post by supergran on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 15:07

I thought potatoes grew from other special potatoes not seeds, and what does chitting mean please.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 15:12

The potatoes you use to plant out are called 'seed' Billie, they are actual spuds which are held over from previous year. Chitting is when you stand them in a tray or similar and leave them to produce shoots (like you get on spuds sometimes when you have them for too long). These shoots are the new plants, you put the whole thing in the ground and fingers crossed get lots of new spuds - yum!

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Post by supergran on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 21:47

Can you do that with any potato that starts to root, I throw out the odd one every now and again

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Post by gingerjo on Wed 1 Apr 2009 - 23:03

NOt sure Billy as this is only the second year I have grown them. Someone else may know tho'.

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Post by kimb on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 8:03

ive put the odd old rooting spud in my composter and then when i come to use it for the garden i dig out complete baby spuds , so id imagine the answer to that is yes billie .
for some reason though i just cannot bring myself to eat the ones i find

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 14:38

The answer is yes, Billie - I've grown them like that before, as we don't have room to grow the amount of potatoes they sell as seed potatoes. In fact, you can cut up the potato: each bit with a sprout on it will form a new plant.

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Post by supergran on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 16:20

Oh good must get a grow bag?? is that what they are called and put it out on the patio, I likes new potatoes.

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Post by cb on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 16:26

Billie we did some in a big plant pot last year that had sprouted in the cupboard and had lots of lovely little potatoes.

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 17:38

Potatoes like a fairly deep container and also improve if you can earth them up (keep adding some soil to the top as they grow). I think you could probably do it with a growbag, Billie, by standing it on its end, cutting off the top and removing some of the compost before you plant the potatoes. Then use what you've taken out for the earthing up. But if you've got an old dustbin you don't use, you can grow them in that.

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 21:10

I found a large plant pot at the back of my shed so I'm gonna use that for my spuds. Mr Green

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Post by supergran on Thu 2 Apr 2009 - 21:32

Thanks for that will have to go to B&Q and see what they have.

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Post by Guest on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 8:19

jo, if that kit comes with a grow bag, why do you need compost too? just as fertiliser?

I have grown spuds before..they are easy peasy.. i left some to chit...but they went wrinkly and green in the kitchen...yuk. so they have gone into the compost bin..

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 3 Apr 2009 - 9:05

Think it's just the bag to grow them in - bit like a very thin plastic bucket. You have to fill it with compost.

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Post by Guest on Sat 4 Apr 2009 - 10:21

the kids at school grow them in plastic black bin sacks..on the patio at work..they have some good gardeners there.

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Post by gingerjo on Mon 6 Apr 2009 - 23:43

Yes DI is right Suzy, its bags to grow them in.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 22:54

Mine arrived on Saturday. Just gotta get round to planting them now.

It'll be a first for me so looking forward to seeing if I can do it. Mr Green

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Post by gingerjo on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 23:35

Grrr I haven't got mine yet and I tried to ring them today!!!

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Post by gingerjo on Wed 29 Apr 2009 - 21:52

Rosie found ours today sat on top of the porch!! I don't know how long they had been there and its not the first time postman has done this. He better not do it with Rosies camera I have just ordered for her birthday!!

The bags weren't as big as i THOUGHT. I got some purple sprout seeds, never seen them before.

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 29 Apr 2009 - 22:23

Naughty postie.

I got some purple sprout seeds too, Jo so along with the toms, peppers, lettuce and broccoli, I'll be busy sowing this weekend. Mr Green

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